Batticaloa court releases ten LTTE cadres on bail

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 October 2004, 09:53 GMT]
The Batticaloa Magistrate Mr.M.H.M.Ajmeer Thursday afternoon released ten cadres of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on cash and surety bail on the orders of the Court of Appeal. Monitors of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Batticaloa immediately took charge of the released 10 LTTE cadres and handed over to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA). Thereafter the SLA and the Police took them in their vehicles to "Karuththapalam" (Black Bridge) on A5 Chenkaladi Kandy road and handed them to the LTTE representatives under the supervision of the SLMM monitors.

The Black Bridge area is located in the LTTE controlled territory.

Of the ten LTTE cadres, the Police arrested 03 on July 7th this year at Valaichchenai.

The Police arrested other seven including four females on July 14th at Kalady Bridge when they were travelling in a vehicle. All were charged under the Offensive Weapons Act. Thereafter they were produced in Magistrate's Court once in every two weeks and remanded, legal sources said.

All LTTE cadres were released on cash bail, fifty thousand rupees for each and with two sureties, each signing a bond for a sum of fifty thousand rupees.

LTTE cadres released on bail
LTTE cadres being taken to court


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