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Tamil Nadu police reject LTTE threat claim

Senior police officers in Tamil Nadu this week dismissed claims that LTTE cadres would attack top political leaders during the forthcoming state Assembly elections

On Sunday The Hindu newspaper quoted Indian intelligence sources as saying the Ministry of Home Affairs had sent alerts about possible attacks.

However, in response to the reports, Director General of Police Letika Saran told reporters Wednesday that the police have confirmed that there were no LTTE elements in Tamil Nadu.

(See the Times of India report here)

Meanwhile, another senior police officer told The Hindu:

Sri Lankan Tamils staying at [refugee camps] should not be mistaken as LTTE cadre.

The Government of Sri Lanka wants them to return to their homeland…but the refugees don't want to go back.”

The official added that Sri Lankan Tamils wanting to go to Canada or Australia were not being given exit visas.

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