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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 - 12:25
No LTTE training camps in Tamil Nadu; Police Chief confirms
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Tamil Nadu Director General of Police K Ramanujam yesterday refuted a report in a Sri Lankan newspaper that said 150 cadres of the LTTE had undergone special arms training in three secret camps in Tamil Nadu and entered Sri Lanka posing as fishermen for carrying out a destabilisation campaign.

These cadres were believed to be behind the murder of an EPDP member in Trincomalee as well.

Describing the report as “totally baseless,” he said there were no such training camps in the State.

He also said that militant and extremist organisations remained banned and a strict vigil was being maintained to curb any overt or covert activities and there was no question of any training camps functioning or being allowed to function in the State.

However, it is a well known fact that the LTTE used Tamil Nadu as training grounds and safe haven since its inception.

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 in Shri Perumbudur.

Meanwhile releasing a statement the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka also states that the report is entirely incorrect and baseless.

It added that relevant agencies of the two countries have ongoing cooperation and no such information has been brought to the notice of the Government of India.

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