Three LTTE suspects arrested in Chennai
[Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 7.40 GMT]
Three Sri Lankan nationals, suspected to have links with
LTTE, and a Chennai man were arrested in Chennai
allegedly with forge travel documents, Chennai police
said today (January 16).
The Lankans - identified as Francis Jansan(29), TS Ranjit
(28) and John Mary Agastan (22) - were arrested from a
hotel in Paharganj of central Delhi, a senior police official
The arrest by the Special Operation Squad of Delhi police
Crime branch came after noticing of the suspicious
movement of the trio near the hotel where they were
The searches in their room led to the alleged recovery
of forged Indian passports and visa.
The Lankans are understood to have told their
interrogators,including officers from intelligence bureau
that they have procured the documents from a
Chennai-based man by paying about Rs 75,000.
A team has been sent to Chennai to nab the man who
allegedly arranged the forged documents, the official
Delhi Police has already written to the Ministry of
External Affairs to help them verifying the antecedents
of the Lankans while waiting for the report from the
team which has gone to Chennai, the Official added.
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