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14 November 2016 11:02 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Relatives of eleven suspected members of the "Aava" gang, who were arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in Jaffna, lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) stating that the arrests were illegal.

The eleven youths were arrested in Jaffna on charges of being involved in anti-social activities and criminal activities connected to the ‘Aava’ group.

SLHRC Jaffna District Investigation Officer Thangavel Kanakaraj said the relatives claimed it was illegal to arrest the suspects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and take them to Colombo when they were charged with robbery.

  Comments - 3

  • SL Monday, 14 November 2016 06:09 PM

    Stupidity at it best ,no room for criminals in SL be it in Jaffna or in Colombo.This Kollywood style gangsters must be dealt with severely .

    dd Monday, 14 November 2016 07:59 PM

    its northern underworld . via DM Android App

    ravin Monday, 14 November 2016 12:47 PM

    Terrorising in any where is illegal. Be it jaffna or any other country. What about the rights of Victim of terrorism?

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