Cell busted but LTTE men still in Tamil Nadu

Three more LTTE men are moving around in Tamil Nadu, investigators questioning the four LTTE operatives arrested on Wednesday have learnt.

One of the three, as part of a plan to revive the organisation in Sri Lanka, is said to be in Madurai, trying to bring together sympathisers of the outfit that had been destroyed by the Sri Lankan army in 2009.

On Wednesday, based on information provided by the Sri Lankan army, Tamil Nadu Q branch sleuths raided a house at Pozhichalur near Pammal in suburban Chennai and arrested LTTE operatives S Suresh Kumar alias Chera Suresh, 34, D Udaya Doss, 39 , T Maheswaran, 33, and K Krishnamurthy, 29.

Suresh Kumar, an electronics expert who lost his legs in an explosion during the Eelam war and now moves around on a wheelchair, told investigators that “three more LTTE operatives were roaming around in the state and one of them was in Madurai.”

Though Suresh Kumar didn’t reveal their names, police teams have been formed to nab the three operatives.

A ‘Q’ branch police officer said the “operatives planned to attack many places in Sri Lanka to create a law and order problem there.”

Investigators said Krishnamurthy, who supplied water cans in the locality, befriended Udaya Doss and Maheswaran and took them to Suresh Kumar.

The former LTTE operative trained them to make improvised explosive devices ( IEDs) and electronic circuits for a variety of bombs and planned to send them to the island nation.

“Two of the four arrested men came to Tamil Nadu as refugees in 2001 and 2003, while the others managed to sneak into the state in 2009 when the Eelam war was in its final stages,” the officer said.

During questioning, the arrested men said they had taken the house in Pammal on rent more than two months ago. Doss was a carpenter and Maheswaran a photo editor. (Times of India)