17 Tamil civilians arrested in Puththa'lam

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 November 2007, 10:06 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Police in a cordon and search operation conducted Saturday from dawn to dusk in four Tamil villages in Puththa'lam district took 17 Tamil residents into custody. Four of them are still being detained at Munthal police station and being subjected to interrogation by the Terrorist Intelligence Division as they failed to prove their identity and valid reason for their stay in the location.

Other 13 residents were released after preliminary inquiry.

The cordon and search operation was conducted in Uddappu, Chelvapuram, Vaddavaan and Koanaippiddi villages.


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