27 civilians arrested at Veappamadu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 12:17 GMT]
Twenty seven civilians, majority of them Tamils, were taken into custody by the Sri Lanka police in a cordon and search operation conducted at Veappamadu village along Puththa'lam-Mannaar road Wednesday from dawn for about five hours, media sources said.

About 200 police personnel and members of civil vigilant committee were deployed in the operation.

Nearly 130 houses in the village were searched and every person came under severe interrogation by the police.

The arrested are being detained in the police station and are being subjected to further inquiry, media sources said quoting police.


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