NIA Chargesheets 6 Tamils In LTTE Terror Funding Case

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 29 March, 2022 7:42 pm IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against six people for their involvement in attempts to revive the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in India and Sri Lanka.

The accused entered into a criminal conspiracy to revive the LTTE by committing forgery for cheating besides using forged documents as genuine to divert funds lodged in dormant accounts to commit unlawful and terror activities, the NIA said.

The anti-terror probe agency has named Letchumanan Mary Franciska, Kenniston Fernando, Baskaran, Johnson Samuvel, G. Dharmendran and E Mohan — all residents of Tamil Nadu under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Foreigners Amendment Act, an NIA spokesperson said.

The official said that during probe it was found that Franciska, Fernando and Baskaran entered into a conspiracy with foreign entities to siphon off deposits in dormant bank accounts by using Indian identity documents obtained fraudulently and forging identity documents to revive, revamp and regroup LTTE in the two countries.

They were abetted by Samuvel, Dharmendran and Mohan in forging Indian identity documents, the official stated.

The case was first registered by ‘Q’ branch of CID Chennai and taken over by the NIA on January 18 this year.


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