LTTE claims jurisdiction in Lankan Govt-held areas

The LTTE's police and courts are claiming jurisdiction in the government-held areas of Jaffna district, reports PK Balachandran.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 12:37 IST

The LTTE's police and courts are claiming jurisdiction in the government-held areas of Jaffna district.

The rebel outfit's police chief, B Nadesan, has said that they are taking up cases from the government-controlled areas of the northern district.

"We have now established a police station in Pallai to conduct investigations in Sri Lanka Army-controlled parts of Jaffna. There is also an efficient judicial court in Pallai to attend to the cases from Sri Lanka Army controlled-Jaffna area," Nadesan told the TamilNet website.

Jaffna is under the control of the Sri Lankan Army, but Pallai, which is towards the South, is under the control of the LTTE.

The rebel police chief said that his force was preparing to tackle criminals who committed crimes in government-controlled areas and were hiding in LTTE-controlled areas, and vice versa.

But the LTTE was not in touch with the Sri Lankan police, he added.

Investigating international crime

Nadesan said that his force was preparing to tackle international crime, including Internet crimes, involving the Tamil expatriate community.

"We are studying the crime patterns among the Diaspora communities in various countries in exile and are aware of the developments in this regard and the requirements."

"We also study the training manuals and code of practice of various police forces from around the world," Nadesan said.

First Published: Mar 18, 2006 12:37 IST