8 Tamil civilians arrested in Chilaapam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 May 2008, 02:35 GMT]
Eight Tamil civilians, majority of them are from upcountry or NorthEast were taken into custody by the police in a cordon and search operation conducted from Friday night till Saturday morning in Chilaapam (Chilaw) area in northwestern province, media reports said.

The arrested are being detained in Chilaapam police station and interrogated as they failed to prove their identity and to give valid reason for their stay in the location, according to police.

Police said all would be produced in courts once the investigation is completed.

 

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