Former LTTE militant arrested by Police


RAMANATHAPURAM: A former militant of LTTE was arrested by Police and 75 cyanide capsules, 300 gm of cyanide were seized along with four Global Positioning System sets and seven mobile phones at coastal Uchipulli, near here on Monday.

The seizure of the suicide pills carried by the LTTE militants tied around their necks triggered speculation that the LTTE was trying to revive the movement after it was defeated by the Lankan forces in the civil war, which ended in 2009.

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 Police also seized seven mobile phones, Rs. 46,200 of Indian currency, Rs. 19,300 of Sri Lankan currency.

Along with the money Indian and Sri Lankan driving licences from the Lankan Tamil. The militant has been identified as K Krishnakumar (39), who had served in the LTTE in the 1990s and came to Tamil Nadu in 2009.

A Special Branch team, led by Inspector of police Vellaiyappan arrested the Sri Lankan Tamil along with two local Tamils R Sasikumar (25) and N Rajendran (44), acting on a tip-off.