The CM, NPC, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran said that the granting of political amnesty to the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) s is political matter. If their affair is to be approached legally, granting bail is needed, but comparing the TPPs with the Forces personnel yet to be charged is a matter for laughter. It means that the government is certain that the Armed Forces men are liable to be charged for war-crimes. We will also talk about granting general amnesty to them after them being in prison for 5 to 10 years, he said.
He was answering questions of the media regarding the Government’s stand that the General amnesty cannot be granted , but bail could be granted to the TPPs.
If the JVP who had committed horrendous crimes could be released why can’t the TPPs released? he asked.