Muslim teacher arrested with weapons in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 May 2007, 05:41 GMT]
Thampalakaamam Police arrested a Muslim teacher Monday night after recovering a hand grenade and a T 56 rifle magazine with 27 live- bullets, hidden in the roof of his house at Mullippoththaanai, along Thampalakaamam - Kanthalaai road in Trincomalee. The police searched the teacher's house from a tip-off, police sources said. He is currently being detained at the Thampalakaamam police station.

Inquiry is underway to ascertain whether the suspect has any connection with the LTTE, Police sources said.

A cordon and search operation in Mullippoththaanai village was also conducted following the arrest.


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