15 IDPs abducted from transit camp

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 October 2009, 15:50 GMT]
Fifteen Internally Displaced Tamil men were abducted by a group of unidentified persons clad in army uniform Saturday evening from the transit camp located in the complex of Eachchilampathu Sri Shenpaga Maha Vidiyalayam in Seruvila division in Trincomalee district. Abducted IDPs are married and in the age group 25-45, according to complaints filed with the police and the civil authority by abductees relatives, civil sources in Trincomalee said.

Civil authority sources said that the whereabouts of the abducted IDPs are not known till Sunday morning.

A group of one hundred IDPs held in Vavuniyaa internment camp were brought on Thursday to Eachchilampathu Sri Shempaga Maha Vidiyalayam transit camp.

The IDPs, all former residents of villages in Moothoor east and released from Vavuniyaa camps, were housed temporarily in Sri Shenpaga Maha Vidiyalayam to be resettled in their villages after screening by security forces to find out whether they were involved in terrorist activity.

The abductions occurred while the refugees were awaiting resettlement.

 

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