Police arrests twelve civilians in Eravur
[TamilNet, Friday, 13 April 2007, 00:09 GMT]
Eravur Police arrested and detained twelve Tamil youths including a woman in a cordon and search operation conducted at Division No 5 of Eravur in Batticaloa district Thursday morning. Large number of police officers sealed off the entire area and conducted a door to door search for several hours. The Police questioned every individual and scrutinized the identity cards.
The unannounced cordon and search operation disrupted the daily activities of the public, including the preparations for new year celebrations, sources said.
Meanwhile, two of the fifteen civilians arrested on 4 April in a similar search operation by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Siththandy, Morakkoddanchenai and Santhively in Eravur Police division are still being held at the Police station.