The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a former member of the intelligence wing of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Satkunam alias Sabesan in connection with its probe into smuggling of arms and drugs from Pakistan to Sri Lanka and utilising the proceeds for furthering and supporting the revival of the Tamil militant organisation.
Sabesan, 47, a Sri Lankan citizen, was arrested from Chennai, where he was currently residing, on Tuesday.
The central anti-terror probe agency had taken over an investigation earlier this year against six Sri Lankan nationals following seizure of five AK47 rifles, thousands of 9 mm ammunition along with 300 kgs of heroin after a fishing vessel – Ravihansi – was intercepted by the Coast Guard of the coast of Minicoy in Lakshwadeep on March 18.
The NIA probe has so far revealed that Sabesan had arranged conspiracy meetings of sympathisers of LTTE in India.
“He had played a crucial role in routing the proceeds of drugs trafficking to former LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka for the revival of LTTE,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.
Also NIA is having close watch on profile pages in social media that bear picture of banned LTTE leader Prabaharan (son of) Kochin Kerala born velupillai
Featured picture narrate the incident when Prabhaharan a notorious armed fighter who been jailed by Admk government during MGR rule in 1982 for indulge in gun fighting with his Srilnakan Tamil collegues in busy Pondy bazar road in T-Nagar Chennai.
Prabhaharan also instrumental in killing muslims at Kattankudy Mosque Massacre over 147 Muslim men and children on 3 August, 1990. Around 30 armed LTTE militants raided four mosques in Kattankudy where over 300 people were prostrating in Isha prayers. The Sri Lankan government, survivors, and observers accuse the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of committing the crime
LTTE under the leadership of Prabhaharan been charged and convicted in Indian court for sending hooligans to kill former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Prabhakaran was often criticised for sending thousands of child soldiers to war while giving a luxurious life and best of education to his own children.
Former Norwegian Norwegian Development Minister and peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Erik Solheim claimed that the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa was willing to give self-rule to Tamils within the Sri Lankan state without calling for elections in that region but this move was thwarted by LTTE Cheif Prabakaran .
Also LTTE under Prabhaharan leadership killed Tamil Eelam fight leaders inclusive Padmanabha , Amirthalignam and others and LTTE chief and his wife and two male children were family killed during fight with Singhalese army during 2009