Mannaar court releases 3 fishermen

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 June 2007, 16:13 GMT]
The Mannaar Additional Magistrate Mr.T.J.Pirapaharan Tuesday released three Tamil fishermen arrested by the police Monday evening at Konthaipiddy area in Mannaar district on surety bail. The police arrested the fishermen during a cordon and search operation conducted around the Konthaipiddy fisheries jetty.

The Mannaar police told court that they were taken into custody as they were smuggling fuel to Liberation Tigers held territory. The police handed over eight barrels of diesel they seized in the search operation at Konthaipiddy jetty.

The Additional Magistrate further ordered his Registrar to keep the fuel in court custody.


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