Indian Central intelligence agencies have communicated specific inputs to the Tamil Nadu police that suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre had conspired to carry out attacks on VVIPs during forthcoming Assembly elections.
Highly placed intelligence sources confirmed to The Hindu on Saturday that the Ministry of Home Affairs had sent alert messages that some LTTE cadre had arrived in Tamil Nadu and were engaged in a training programme at an “unknown location.” They were in the process of procuring weapons and explosive substances to execute their plan.
While claiming that LTTE men in the custody of the Sri Lankan Army had revealed “significant” presence of their cadre at Valasaravakkam in Chennai, the sources said some prominent members of the LTTE's finance and air wings had sneaked into the State.
Members of the outfit's suicide squad had reached Nagercoil in the guise of refugees accompanying aged or injured Sri Lankan Tamils. Clandestine sailings of the LTTE and frequent arrival of refugees with the help of illegal boat operators had exposed the vulnerability of the Tamil Nadu coast, the sources said.
“We received a few alert messages from Central intelligence agencies during the World Classical Tamil Conference held at Coimbatore and the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Chennai recently. Elaborate security arrangements were made and both events went incident-free. We intercepted a couple of clandestine boat operators who organised transport of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Australia,” a senior police officer said.
Ruling out the possibility of LTTE cadre regrouping in Tamil Nadu, he said there was information about some “ex-Tigers organising human smuggling (of Sri Lankan Tamils staying in Tamil Nadu as refugees) to Christmas Islands (Australia) or Canada.”
The official said Sri Lankan Tamils desirous of going to Canada or Australia were not being given exit visas. “The Government of Sri Lanka wants them to return to their homeland…but the refugees don't want to go back. We have taken up the issue with the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commissioner. Sri Lankan Tamils staying at Valasaravakkam or Karumandapam should not be mistaken as LTTE cadre.”
Tamil Nadu Director General of Police Letika Saran said there was no presence of LTTE cadre in the State. “We take every alert message seriously...police investigate and go into the finer details of every input. The Coastal Security Group police are in constant touch with ‘village vigilance committees' and will know of any suspicious activity along the coast.”
Some probable targets of the LTTE, as perceived by the Central intelligence agencies, are the Prime Minister, National Security Advisor and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, among others, the sources said.
“As of now there is no specific input indicating any design of VIP security or internal security implications...there are general inputs which are being followed up,” Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) M.S. Jaffar Sait said.
MHA reports also indicated that the alleged LTTE training and process of procuring weapons was to have been completed by December 20 last year. (The Hindu)
Powerless Sunday, 13 February 2011 04:40
Tigers are still alive. That is great. Please do not let them die; keep them in your hearts and minds for ever.
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Noah Sunday, 13 February 2011 08:19
Yes.. we can see them in zoological garden too.. We should protect them :D
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David Sunday, 13 February 2011 04:49
well you guys deserve it cause the great Gandhi family transformed them from underworld gang to full equipped terrorist outfit ...!!!
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meranchi Sunday, 13 February 2011 05:10
for this threat who must be responsible south indian government who back for LTTE in public even kill indian leader that shadow chasing behind now....i
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Guru Sunday, 13 February 2011 05:48
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eresh S kumara Sunday, 13 February 2011 06:02
This should be there.Now South indians will come to know that why did we support them before
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Dharaka Sunday, 13 February 2011 06:08
See what happens when u put the hero who won the war into prison even before the heat of the war was over
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Ranjo Sunday, 13 February 2011 06:31
Just two words:
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rickymartin Sunday, 13 February 2011 06:49
what a joke.
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Dr.Rajeev Sunday, 13 February 2011 06:53
Just the old funeral song.Forget about the hue and cry and Indians
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Common Man Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:21
Ghandhi Family,Bachchan Family & Sharukh Khan felt the heat, soon the others too will feel it. Terrorists are terrorists.
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Buruwa Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:32
Yet another PB(political Bomb)by the Indians for their election progranda.Nice to hear they follow our foot paths..............
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Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:29
When Frankenstein created the monster, he became its first victim. Anyway, "Tigers" are a protected species in India!
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nagu Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:41
You supported them....Now you deal with them....
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Chatura Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:44
simply boomeranged what they did for sri lanka in 80s
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Vijayabahu Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:57
Indian politician receive return of investment after 40 years..
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PRESIDENT Sunday, 13 February 2011 10:44
Still VIKO asking to allow LTTE in INDIA? India must arrest VIKO
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sundram Sunday, 13 February 2011 15:16
these news are common just before an election in SL. the reason well-known.
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gemba Sunday, 13 February 2011 15:59
India is under presure to be active partner in the henious acts in Sri Lanka. Hence they continously has to justify their crime by keeping LTTE momentum atleast for next few years.
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Thomas Sunday, 13 February 2011 17:03
Now elections are due in Tamilnadu, the Security Agencies with the conivence of Congress Central govt spreading FEAR PSYCHOSIS to win the elections.
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Kelby Sunday, 13 February 2011 19:19
This is Indian politics. Congress party id trying to get some seats in the local elections by creating this havoc. This is a political game. LTTE is the scapegoat.
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suni Sunday, 13 February 2011 21:40
Next USA, UK and other western countries. Terrorists are terrorists. Tamil terrorists are not innocent. They are very very dangerous.
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Pookiri Sunday, 13 February 2011 22:38
Hindu is one of the papaers that claimed the btotal destruction of LTTE and its leaders. Now from where do they spring this myth! is this to hoodzink the public?.
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Backstreet Boy Monday, 14 February 2011 03:52
no way ! they were wiped out clean !!! if not how come we celebrate independence day twise a year ?
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Cobra Monday, 14 February 2011 04:26
Pay-back time for India!
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ALIBI Monday, 14 February 2011 08:20
SOMETHING FISHY AND THIS COULD BE AN INSPIRED LEAK AND A RED HERRING !
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punchi Monday, 14 February 2011 08:43
If India does not strongly act now, it’s going to be a huge cancer.
First for the region and then the world
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sarvan Monday, 14 February 2011 10:08
W as it LTTE or RAW calling it LTTE?
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