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Published on - 1/25/2008

Tamil Nadu Police Tracking 50 more Tigers

POLICE IN TAMIL NADU have intensified efforts to track down more than 50 hardcore LTTE cadres from the North who are hiding in southern Tamil Nadu. The hunt is being undertaken by the Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police, which has already tracked down and arrested 10 LTTEers.

Their biggest catch is Thambidurai Padmanabhan, a member of the LTTE's intelligence wing arrested last week in Chennai. Police believe that other Tiger cadres are working with him to carry out attacks in India and Sri Lanka, including those targeting Minister Douglas Devananda and the EPRLF's Vartharajah Perumal.

Surveillance has been increased at Chennai airport and coastal districts for the LTTE suspects. Detectives are monitoring flights to Colombo, Paris, London and Frankfurt. Q branch personnel are manning immigration counters with the names of nearly 50 Sri Lankan Tamils.