New ruse by Tigers seeking HRC help to escape
A 37-year-old father of three children who operated in Jaffna area as
an LTTE intelligence cadre has reportedly sought assistance of the
Jaffna Human Right Commission (HRC) claiming that he was under death
threats, but subsequent follow - up of his conduct proved that his house
was used as a storage of arms, ammunition, explosives and warlike items
for the LTTE.
The LTTE intelligence cadre, Pedurepulle Jeyamugan alias LTTE's
Kaushalyan had 26 explosives filled chargers of 23 kg each, eight
suicide jackets, six T-56 ammunition boxes, one T-56 weapon, one GPS
(Global Positioning System), five cellular phones with two chargers, two
communication sets, one satellite phone, three claymore mines, five
remote controller units, four military-type uniforms, thirty-five metres
of thread, three battery chargers, one claymore fuse, one charger used
for artillery guns, five 40 mm grenade launcher bombs, 24 kg of C 4
explosives in twelve bags, four claymore holders, nineteen fuses, twenty
T 56 magazines, 790 rounds of T 85 ammunition, one UPS, four Identity
Cards, one driving licence, one pistol silencer, six weapon cleaning
rods, high explosive chargers, twenty one boxes of steel bolls, 6 kg of
explosives in three boxes, field dressings, wire rolls, detonators, some
packets of chlorine powder and one claymore remote control manual
concealed inside his house at Thirunaveli on October 17.
The police assisted by the troops inspected his house, following
information that he was engaged in collecting details about the
whereabouts of the troops and their movements in the peninsula.
However, he was arrested, the same day, though his wife and two of
his children were spared in view of humanitarian concerns. In his
complaint to the HRC, he had claimed that he has been threatened with
death. However he declined to identify or reveal the people who were
threatening him with death. He contacted the HRC on August 19 to lodge a
complaint but was consistently observed by the Army intelligence unit
until his house was searched.
This shows how the LTTE terrorists, citing various reasons, were
trying hard to disguise themselves while continuing with their attacks
against members of the security forces.