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LTTE intel operative had close ties with Angoda Lokka- report

COLOMBO (News 1st); Investigations by the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) have revealed that former intelligence operative of the Liberation Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) Satkunam alias Sabesan (47), who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Chennai in October 2021 for alleged involvement in the smuggling of drugs and arms from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, had close links with Sri Lankan don Angoda Lokka and his aides, The Hindu reports.The CB-CID, which is investigating the death and illegal stay of Lokka in disguise in Coimbatore, recently arrested Sabesan and two other suspects, one from Chennai and a Lankan.The CB-CID team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police P. Sivakumar interrogated the trio and found they were closely associated with Lokka and his confidante Chanuka Thananayake alias ‘Ladiya’.According to investigators, Sabesan and Chinnasuresh had left Sri Lanka following crimes there and to escape from a rival gang, while Angoda Lokka and Ladiya had also shifted base to India for the same reason.

Angoda Lokka later died under suspicious circumstances while hiding in Coimbatore as Pradeep Singh in July 2020, following which the CB-CID launched an investigation.Investigators had arrested Ladiya and T. Gopalakrishnan alias Jayaprakash, who sheltered the former in Bengaluru, in November 2021.The duo during interrogation disclosed to the CB-CID about their links with Sabesan, Chinnasuresh and Soundararajan.Prior to the CB-CID arresting the trio, the NIA had arrested Sabesan, Chinnasuresh and Soundararajan for their alleged involvement in the Vizhinjam arms case wherein six Sri Lankan nationals were arrested by the Coast Guard off Minicoy coast in March 18, 2021.

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Investigations by the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) have revealed that former intelligence operative of the Liberation Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) Satkunam alias Sabesan (47), who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Chennai in October 2021 for alleged involvement in the smuggling of drugs and arms from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, had close links with Sri Lankan don Angoda Lokka and his aides, The Hindu reports.The CB-CID, which is investigating the death and illegal stay of Lokka in disguise in Coimbatore, recently arrested Sabesan and two other suspects, one from Chennai and a Lankan.The CB-CID team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police P. Sivakumar interrogated the trio and found they were closely associated with Lokka and his confidante Chanuka Thananayake alias ‘Ladiya’.According to investigators, Sabesan and Chinnasuresh had left Sri Lanka following crimes there and to escape from a rival gang, while Angoda Lokka and Ladiya had also shifted base to India for the same reason.
COLOMBO (News 1st); Five Sri Lankan fishermen have been rescued by merchant ship YM Summit 170 nautical miles east of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, after a Sri Lankan fishing vessel capsized off the coast of the Maldives.The Navy Spokesperson, Captain Indika de Silva said that there were six fishermen on board the vessel, however, one was missing.The Indian Coast Guard stated that the rescue was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard Maritime rescue coordination center (Mumbai) and Chennai.The rescued fishermen are due to be handed over to the Navy by the relevant merchant ship off the coast of Galle this afternoon (08).The fishing vessel, named Asela Putha has gone to sea from Beruwala.Subsequently, the owner of the vessel had complained to the Beruwala Police on 5th January that communication with the vessel had been disrupted.The Navy said it had informed the Maldivian and Mumbai naval authorities about the incident as well.

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