The TID has arrested 21 persons in the North without much fanfare accusing them of being involved in re-formation of the LTTE, and had kept them under their interrogation. Further, as a fear had gripped the people that more may be arrested, they are in a fear psychosis, it is reported.
7 persons had been arrested in Kilinochchi District day before yesterday and another person had been arrested in Mulaithevu District yesterday. In addition to them another 13 had arrested, it is learnt. Much fear has been created among the people by these arrests during election period.
7 persons of Akkarayan, Jeyapuram and vanneri areas of Kilinochchi District had been arrested by the TID, day before yesterday. A youth from Kepapulavu was arrested yesterday.
We have received 12 complaints from Kilinochchi and 01 from Jaffna. Some of arrested are under inquiries in Kilinochchi. We have inspected them directly. Some are detained in Colombo and interrogated, said the Jaffna Regional Coordinator for Human Rights Commission, T. Kanagaraj.