Over 160 arrested in Jaffna and KKS

Over 160 people have been arrested in Jaffna and Kankesanthurai (KKS) in a special operation conducted by the police last week, reports from Jaffna said.
The Uthayan newspaper online edition reported that all those arrested have been produced before a Magistrate and charged.
According to the police in Jaffna, 163 people were arrested in the search operation on crimes related charges and on suspicion.
Of those arrested last week, 24 people were arrested on suspicion, the Jaffna police said today.
Others arrested included 40 on assault charges, 11 for failing to appear in court and charges related to theft, road accidents, drunk driving and various other crimes. (Colombo Gazette)