Four Pakistanis have been charged with kidnapping and beating up two Tamils after being stopped on the motorway heading south from Paris at the weekend.
The four were charged and denied bail on Tuesday night in the Paris suburb of Bobigny.
They and their alleged victims were picked up by police on the A6 motorway just north of Lyon on Friday night.
Although they showed signs of having been assaulted, the two Tamils, 25 and 32-years-old respectively, were jailed in a Lyon police station pending charges, according to a police source who blamed the mix-up on language difficulties.
All six were later transferred to Bobigny and the Tamils freed.
The four Pakistanis have been charged with unlawful detention, assault, use of a weapon and premeditation and an investigation has been launched.
Paris has an established Tamil community and a growing Pakistani one.
Last week Nadarajah Mathinthiran, an activist who supported the separatist Tamil Tiger movement, was shot dead on a street in the capital.(RFI)
Comments - 7
Yuri Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:45 PM
Is there anythings to do with SL Gov as usual
Bala Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:45 PM
That's great. They should have eliminated these Tamil Terrorists.
Silva de Mervin Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:51 PM
Hey Pakis, don't mess up with the Lankans!
pj Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:54 PM
It is a big deal to play characters in order to feel things and connect to somebody in a fake world.
Apsara Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:34 AM
There should be a reson behind this. We need to look in to both side's stories.
bandara Thursday, 15 November 2012 06:05 AM
what ever side you look in to it is a criminal offence in France.
truth Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:32 PM
STATE TERROR"S tentacles going overseas?
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