AG withdraws indictments against six PTA detainees

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 June 2003, 18:28 GMT]
Six accused indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act were discharged Monday by the Eastern High Court Judge, Mr.S.Paramarajah, who presides over the Trincomalee sessions, legal sources said

The High Court Judge allowed the application made by the State Counsel, Mr.S.M.Halimdeen, to withdraw the indictments against these accused on the instructions by the Attorney General, legal sources said.

Of the six, Gunasekaram Sathiyaseelan of Peraru, in Kantalai, was charged with possession of explosives. Chandran alias Pakir alias Nalin of Muttur was charged in two cases for possessing weapons and obtaining arms training in Sampoor.

Kathiravelupillai Sivakumar of Pankulam was charged for obtaining arms training and Nagappan Suntharalingam alias Kumar of Kantalai with possession of hand grenades.

Swakin Antony Suthahar alias Vaman was charged with the possession of a T 56 pistol and 30 bullets and Subramaniam Sivaneswaran was charged for obtaining arms training from LTTE at Palaiyootru.

All the six accused were discharged following the withdrawal of indictments against them, legal sources said.

 

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