Mannar Police arrests seven persons with explosives

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 July 2005, 08:14 GMT]
Mannar Police Sunday early morning around 1:45 a.m. seized two plastic boats and a three-wheeler with a consignment of claymore mines and explosives. Police arrested four persons while they were landing at Konthaipiddy shore with explosives and another person with his three-wheeler waiting to transport the consignment, according to the Police.

On interrogation of the suspects, the Police rushed to Thalvupadu, raided a house and arrested a woman and his son with some explosives alleged to have been brought earlier, Police said.

The recovered explosives included 16 claymore mines, 02 remote control circuits, 105 feet flexible wire, 33 feet electric wire, a detonator, 9-volt battery and three cellphones, Police said.

The suspects Thangiah Sahayanathan, Sourimuthu Selvam, Atputhasingham Suganthan, Gurusamy Kamalawathie, Gurusamy Sritharan, Karuppaiah Maniam Prakash and Siththiravel Gunaseelan are now the police custody, police said.


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