Mannar courts remands suspects in explosives case

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 November 2005, 17:54 GMT]
Mr.A.S.Johnthasan, Mannar acting Magistrate, Monday ordered further remand till November 21 for the three suspects arrested in connection with alleged possession of explosives. The suspects, Francis Joseph of Talaimannar, Raja Palani of Kayts and A. Vasanthakumar of Mannar, were brought to Mannar courts under heavy guard from Anuradhapura Prison, legal sources said.

Talaimannar Police arrested the first suspect on 31st October allegedly with about 1500 gelignite sticks. After interrogation the Police arrested two other suspects.

All the three were produced in Mannar Courts and remanded till November 1. When the Police produced them on that date the Magistrate ordered further remand till November 14, legal sources said.

When the suspects were produced Monday, the Police filed plaint against them for possessing explosives under the Dangerous Weapons Act and moved for further remand, legal sources said.

 

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