10 Tamils arrested in Muneesvaram still under custody

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 02:18 GMT]
Ten Tamil civilians out of 62 arrested on Sunday night in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police at Muneesvaram area in Chilaw (Chilaapam) district in the north western province are still being detained at Chilaw police station and are being interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Division (TID), civil society sources said.

52 of them including five women were released Monday after preliminary investigation carried out by the Chilaw police.

All were taken into custody in a house to house search on a receipt of information from local residents that strangers had been seen moving around the area, police sources said.


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