Paramilitary detainee escapes from Jaffna prison

[TamilNet, Sunday, 05 April 2009, 09:50 GMT]
A paramilitary man alleged to be a person of a prominent Tamil political-cum-paramilitary party in Jaffna, detained for suspected involvement in various robberies, abduction and extortion, escaped from Jaffna Prison Sunday between 4:30 a.m and 4:35 a.m, according to Jaffna Prison officials. The escapee is alleged to have operated along with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) elements in Jaffna and the concerned political party refused to comment when contacted for information, sources in Jaffna said.

The detainee who escaped is identified as Veerasingam Satheeswaran, 28.

Satheeswaran had been found missing after going to bathe in the prison grounds early in the morning Sunday.

The escapee was to be produced in court for trial.


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