26 Tamils arrested in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 April 2009, 04:37 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos and police arrested 26 Tamils Tuesday in a joint cordon and search conducted in Kalmunai and Chammaanththu’rai police divisions in Ampaa’rai district. More than a hundred persons were taken into custody and released after interrogation. 25 of them in Kalmunai police station and 5 in Chammaanththu’rai police station have been detained for further investigation, sources in Ampaa’rai said.

21 Tamils were arrested in the search conducted in Paa’ndiruppu area Tuesday from early morning till noon while 5 Tamils were taken into custody in Valaththaappiddi in Chammaanththu’rai.

Students and government servants were not allowed to go to their schools or offices until the search was over.

The search party also checked the vehicles that were passing through the area.


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