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Friday, January 16, 2012 - 5.25 GMT

Indian Police nab LTTE sympathizer for human trafficking


A suspected sympathizer of the banned LTTE was arrested by Indian Police in connection with a human trafficking case involving Sri Lankan Tamils.

The case pertains to the incident in which an international human trafficking racket attempted to illegally transport 39 Sri Lankan Tamils to Australia from Kerala on a fishing boat.

A team from the Indian Central police station arrested the accused, who is said to be the kingpin of the racket, with the help of Tamil Nadu police. The arrested was identified as Senthuran (38) of Kandy, Sri Lanka.

"We brought the accused from Chennai on Sunday and presented him before the local magistrate, who remanded him in judicial custody," Indian police officials said.

The Indian police will seek the custody of the arrested from the court to nab other members of the racket.

It was in September 2011 that Indian city police thwarted the human trafficking attempt and arrested nine persons, including four Malayalis. Police also seized a fishing boat from Munnambam, which was arranged by the racket to transport Sri Lankan Tamils to Australia, stated the Times of India.

The group had consisted of 28 men, seven women and four children.







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