Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 12:52
6 Sri Lankans arrested in India.
Then Indian ‘Q’ branch police claimed to have solved the mysterious case of a boat that was seized from Kannupadu near Thankatchimadam last week with the arrest of six Sri Lankan Tamils, including four of a family, on Thursday.
Police also seized eight kg ganja from them.
Last week, the ‘Q’ branch officials had seized an abandoned fibre glass boat and were on the lookout for the travellers.
On Thursday, the officials picked up on suspicion six persons loitering around the area.
Interrogations revealed that Prasath, of Thalaimannar, his daughter Silosini, father-in-law Manickam, aunt Salomai alias Nallammal and Navarathinam alias Ramesh of Kilinochi and Mannar respectively, were awaiting a boat to make a return journey after entering India illegally last month.
Later, all the six came to Chennai, where they learnt that their boat had been seized by the ‘Q’ branch, following which Sivasudhrasan asked Sumithra to arrange for another boat.
On October 8th, all the six returned to Madurai by a train and reached Rameswaram the next day.