India’s ‘Q’ Branch Police has received information that there are LTTE members in refugee camps in the Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu. Roughly 100 families are currently taking shelter in the five refugee camps within the Sivaganga district. The Indian media reported that Q Branch Police believes that remnants of the Tamil Tigers are amongst them. It has been reported that LTTE cadres who fled Sri Lanka during the final stage of the humanitarian operation had entered India through the Rameshwaram coastline and arrived in the Sivaganga District.
An LTTE member had been arrested in the Sivaganga area recently after he had reportedly fled Police custody following his arrest and charged with smuggling a group of Sri Lankans illegally from Andhra Pradesh to Australia two years back.
With this arrest the Q Branch Police had commenced inquiries into each refugee housed in the camps in the Sivaganga District and according to Indian media are keeping a sharp lookout for any LTTE suspects.