Chennai, Feb 15 (BPNS)
The shocking revelation of Tamil nationalist leader, Pazha Nedumaran that Veluppilai Prabhakaran, Chief of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was alive and safe had made reverberations across the intelligence community globally.
Indian agencies and the Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have also commenced and investigation into the revelation even as the Sri Lankan army has ruled out the claim stating that they have the DNA sample drawn from the dead body of the person they state was Prabhakaran.
However Indian agencies have, according to sources did not rule out the statement of Nedumaran, a long time associate of Prabhakaran and Tamil movements who has inside information on the style of functioning of the LTTE and other Tamil organisations.
The statement of Nedumaran that Prabhakaran, his wife and daughter were safe and that he would surface at the appropriate time was made during a press conference at Thanjavur on Monday.
The Tamil Nadu intelligence department has already constituted a team of police officers to probe on to the revelation. The team is led by ADGP Intelligence, Davidson, DIG of Police ,Senthilvelan and ‘Q’ branch SP Kannamal. The Central agencies have also commenced investigation and Nedumaran will be questioned soon.
A senior official with the Tamil Nadu police headquarters while speaking to BPNS said, “ The special team constituted will study on the recent phone calls made by Nedumaran and the people with whom he was in touch with and all his close associates will be monitored.”
It may be noted that in October 2021, the Tamil Nadu police have arrested a person, Santukam alias Sabesan on charges of being involved in smuggling drugs, AK 47 rifles, and pellets from a ship. Sabesan was a close associate of Potu Amman, the former Chief of the Intelligence wing of the LTTE. The arrested including Sabesan had told the investigating officers that drugs and arms were smuggled for raising funds for the revival of LTTE.
With the startling revelation of Nedumaran and the former operatives of the LTTE vouching for the revival of the organization, the intelligence is not leaving any stone unearthed in this case.