Topic started by VP (@ on Thu Mar 14 06:29:02 .
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Detained civilian runs away from LTTE custody
A civilian, who refused to pay a ransom of Rs 300,000 (US $ 3260) to the LTTE organization and was subsequently detained at an LTTE’s office in un-cleared areas in the general area of KOKKADICHOLAI, about 11 km South of BATTICALOA had managed to escape from the LTTE custody on 10 March during wee hours of the day.
The victim, ANNAMALAI RAJENDRAN of No 16, IRUTTHIYAPURAM, BATTICALOA had further stated that he received a letter from LTTE on 15 February asking him to appear at the LTTE office on March 03, 2002. After his visit to the LTTE office, he was asked to pay them Rs 300,000 or face consequences if failed to pay the sum.
Since he claimed that he had no money to pay the LTTE, he was kept under detention in their office assigning him work in their kitchen.
On 10 March 2002, the victim had however managed to escape and arrived at the BATTICALOA police station seeking security and protection.
BATTICALOA police are making inquiries.

LTTE demands money from Muslim traders
Four LTTE cadres, who had arrived in the general area of ODDAMAVADI, about 30 km Northwest of BATTICALOA town had demanded money from some Muslim traders on 12 March around 10.45 a.m.
These LTTE members had also recorded personal details of Muslim traders in the area after they refused to pay money to the LTTE.
Army detachment in the area had been informed of the incident.

Products of Muslim traders snatched
Two Muslim merchants, who arrived at the VANTHARUMOOLAI Army detachment, about 18 km Northwest of BATTICALOA town had complained that a stock of mattresses that were carried to the un-cleared areas in KANNANKUDA for sale were forcibly taken by a group of armed LTTE cadres on 12 March around 9.45 a.m.
They have further stated that they were assaulted by these armed LTTE members who came in a tractor before their products were taken.
These two Muslim merchants identified as HANEEFA (51) No 24, KAPPUADI road, KANNANKUDA and SAMITH (26) of the same address had made the complaint.


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