HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Chennai blast accused nabbed

PTI  Madurai, May 23, 2007
First Published: 12:53 IST(23/5/2007) | Last Updated: 13:36 IST(23/5/2007)

A suspected LTTE-trained militant, wanted in connection with an attack bid on Fort St George in Chennai in 1990, has been arrested, police said in Madurai on Wednesday.


Raja Ayyappan, a member of the 'Tamizhar Pasarai' outfit, was arrested by Q-Branch police on Monday at Thanjavur, about 165 km from Madurai, following a tip off, they said.

Ayyappan had arrived at Thanjavur for attending a relative's wedding, they said.

The accused was remanded to judicial custody on Tuesday.

Ayyappan went underground in 1990 after the unsuccessful attack attempt at Fort St George, which houses the state secretariat and the legislative assembly.

He was also accused of robbing Rs. 50,000 from a teacher at Mannargudi and was named in several criminal cases in Srirangam, police said.

Ayyappan has allegedly received training at an LTTE camp between 1990 and 1998, they said.

more from India

Kite Festival: Indian spectacle in french skies

The blue-green Atlantic sea, flanked by sheer white cliffs on one side and a port on the other, made a beautiful setting for Le Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe, or the International Dieppe Kite Festival. India was the country of honour this year along with Indonesia, another kite flying country.
Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved