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Court drops charges against seven Tamils arrested over possession of LTTE flag

Seven Tamils who were arrested in relation to the alleged possession of an LTTE flag and ammunition in Oddusuddan have had their charges dropped by the Mullaitivu court.

A total of 19 Tamils were arrested over the incident in which an LTTE flag and ammunition were allegedly transported in a three-wheeler.

Of these, 7 have had their charges dropped by the Mullaitivu court.

The remaining 12 have had their remand extended until October 29.

The incident was alleged by police to have taken place in June, following which Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) sought information regarding babies born in May at Kilinochchi hospital, claiming that it would help with the inquiry.