CDF identity cards withdrawn in Kalmunai
[TamilNet, Friday, 02 July 2010, 04:28 GMT]
Kalmunai police have withdrawn the identity cards issued to members of the
Civil Defence Force (CDF) in Kalmunai division in Batticaloa district as it has been discovered that
some CDF members had been involved in robberies and other crimes using
their identity cards. All CDF members were asked to surrender their
IDs before June 30.
Several members of the CDF had been members of
paramilitary groups led by Karuna and Pillayan, working with the
ruling United Peoples Freedom Party government.
They enter civilian
houses in night showing the CDF identity cards and commit crimes,
according to local residents.