The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against three LTTE supporters who were allegedly planning terrorist acts to revive the banned group in Tamil Nadu.
An NIA spokesperson said, “The charge sheet has been filed against the accused Naveen alias Chakraborty M, Sanjay Prakash J and A Kaabilar alias Kabilan, who were arrested from Tamil Nadu.”
The NIA said the case pertained to the recovery of two country-made pistols, ammunition and gunpowder during a vehicle check near Puliyampatti Division in Omalur police station area of Salem district in Tamil Nadu on May 19, the NIA said. The spokesperson said that the accused were “inspired by the LTTE, a banned terrorist organisation, and wanted to form an organization similar to the LTTE with the aim of waging an armed struggle against the government.”
The case was first registered on May 19 at Omalur police station and later re-registered by the NIA.
“The investigation has established that the three accused had conspired and linked themselves to the LTTE… and formed an organization called the ‘World Tamil Justice Court’. They had committed further property by using illegal firearms, lethal weapons and explosive substances.” It was planned to attack people working in mines, crushers and TASMAC liquor shops to destroy them,” the spokesperson said.
The NIA said the investigation also revealed that they had chosen to strike on May 18, which marks the Mulivikkal Remembrance Day, to pay tribute to the Sri Lankan Tamil people and those killed in the Sri Lankan Civil War by LTTE supporters.