Three policemen held for aiding rebels in Sri Lanka

December 14th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Dec 14 (Xinhua) Three policemen were arrested Sunday for aiding Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka, officials said.”They have extorted money and terrorised people to embarrass the government,” police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekere told reporters. The three policemen had assisted the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), he said.

The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) picked them up from different places and the investigation was going on, he added.

The police in Colombo are in high alert to nab the possible LTTE infiltrators into the city. Last week, around 60 people were arrested here after they failed to establish their identities, the police said.

The LTTE has been fighting the government troops for a separate state for the minority Tamils in the northern and eastern part of the island country since 1983. More than 70,000 people have died in the conflict so far.

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