SL Constable arrested for straying into LTTE held Upparu

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 June 2005, 18:13 GMT]
LTTE cadres arrested Mr.Amal Prasanna, a police constable posted to Chinabay police station in the Trincomalee district Saturday when a boat carrying Mr Prasanna and seven others strayed into the shores of Upparu, a village controlled by the Liberation Tigers, sources said.

Mr. Prasanna has earlier worked in Muttur police station. Eight persons were travelling from Muttur to Kinniya Saturday when they were arrested. LTTE cadres who the eight into custody identified seven of them as civilians.

They took Mr. Prasanna into custody as he was identified as a policeman working in the Chinabay police station. Mr.Prasanna was in civil and he kept his uniform in his bag at that time of this incident, sources said.

Sri Lanka security forces reported the matter to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission in Trincomalee for necessary action to get the policeman released, sources said.

 

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