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Terrorism-related incidents in Tamil Nadu since 2007

2014

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 2

Tamil Nadu

Police arrested a gang of three members at Adam Sahib Street in Royapuram (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) for circulating FICNs of INR 1,000 denomination for the last six months in different parts of Chennai, including shopping hubs in T. Nagar and Purasawalkam.

Non-violent
2 January 6 Kadathur / Dharmapuri / Tamil Nadu

Two country made bombs with detonators were found in a gunny bag in Kodiyur village near Maniyambadi in Kadathur block (Dharmapuri District) of Tamil Nadu.

Non-violent
3 January 8 Coimbatore

Two persons were arrested along with FICN with the face value of INR 19,500 from Coimbatore city of same District.

Non-violent
4 January 22 Tamil Nadu

According to intelligence sources, on January 22, 2014 a Tamil Nadu-born person had left for Syria to fight alongside the Islamic fundamentalists. In 2013, the same person had trained with the Chechen jihadis and had recruited two Chennai college students for Jihad in Syria as well.

Non-violent
5 January 23 Chennai

Two persons were arrested for circulating FICN with the face value of INR 35,000 in Chennai.

Non-violent
6 February 7 Tamil Nadu

A hi-tech vessel traffic management system was inaugurated at V O C Port in Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu).

Non-violent
7 February 20 Tamil Nadu

Two persons, identified as Jeevan Prakash and Ramesh were arrested from a bank in Gangadeeswarar Koil Street in Purasawalkam in Chennai for circulating FICN with a face value of INR 11,000.

Non-violent
8 February 23 Tamil Nadu

A team of Kerala and Tamil Nadu Police arrested a key suspect, K Sahul Hameed alias Paravi Badusha wanted in connection with a bomb blast on April 17, 2013, outside a BJP in Bangalore (Karnataka), from his hideout in Anchal in Punalur of Kollam District. Police also seized a pistol and 17 kg of explosive substances from him.

Non-violent
9 March 2 Tamil Nadu

Police arrested four people, identified as Shanmugham, Murugesan, Subramani and Thangarak and seized 250 gelatin sticks and 150 detonators from an undisclosed location of Tamil Nadu.

Non-violent
10 March 11 Chennai

FICN in denominations of 500 and 1000, amounting to INR 5,62,00,00 were seized from a 49-year-old man, identified as Ashok Kumar by a Police patrol team in Flower Bazaar in Chennai.

Non-violent
11 March 24 Tamil Nadu

All special division CID units in Tamil Nadu have been urged to keep tabs on activities of suspected fundamentalists following the arrest of Waqas and his accomplices.

Non-violent
12 April 30 Chennai

A day after the arrest of Sakir Hussain, a suspected ISI agent from Sri Lanka, the Tamil Nadu 'Q' Branch Police arrested two more people from Chennai.

Non-violent
13 May1 Chennai

One passenger, identified as Swathi died and nine others were injured in a bomb blast in the Guwahati-Bangalore Express train stationed at the Chennai Central Station.

Non-violent
14 May 1 Cuddalore

The Rajasthan ATS arrested a suspected IM operative, Ashraf Ali from Chidambaram town in Cuddalore District.

Non-violent
15 May 5 Chennai

The Tamil Nadu Police told at a court in Egmore, Chennai that suspected Pakistan's ISI agent Sakir Hussian, a Sri Lankan national, arrested from Chennai was working on a plan to sabotage the Indian Navy bases at Kochi and Visakhapatnam. Meanwhile, court remanded Sakir Hussain to three days Police custody

Non-violent
16 May 6 Rameswaram

A new security system has been put in place and CSG deployed off Rameswaram to completely block infiltration through sea. Jyoti Basu, in-charge of CSG, Rameswaram said that CSG has been deployed in the area after police received information that ISI agents could infiltrate India from Sri Lanka via Palk Straits.

Non-violent
17 May 7 Tamil Nadu

A forensic examination of the remains of IEDs collected from the two coaches of Bangalore-Guwahati Express have revealed that the explosives were similar to the Patna (Bihar) bombs, which exploded on October 27, 2013. In both the incidents, analogue clocks were used as timers, a senior official said.

The NSG has reported to the MHA that the bombs weighing 1.5 kilogram, had been kept in a bag and the primary explosives used in the IED was ammonium nitrate mixed with petrol.

Non-violent
18 May 8 Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu DGP K Ramanujam announced a reward of INR 5,00,000 to anyone providing information that leads to the identification of the culprits behind the twin blasts at Chennai Central on May 1.

Non-violent
19 May 8 Chennai

A Sri Lankan national, Zakir Hussain who was earlier arrested on April 29 and suspected to be an agent of an ISI operative, was remanded in judicial custody till May 13, 2014 by a magistrate court in Chennai.

Non-violent
20 May 8 Rameswaram

Three Naval patrol vessels arrived at the Navy jetty at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu in the backdrop of information that Pakistan's ISI could infiltrate India from Sri Lanka through the sea.

Non-violent
21 May 13 Chennai

The court of XIII metropolitan magistrate in Egmore (Chennai) extended the judicial custody of suspected ISI agent Sakir Hussain by 15 days.

Non-violent
22 May 14 Chennai

A Sri Lankan national, an associate of suspected ISI agent Sakir Hussian, was arrested in Malaysia is believed to be involved in a plan to attack foreign consulates in Chennai and Bangalore, India.

Non-violent
23 May 19 Vellore

SID of CB-CID investigating the twin bomb blasts on Bangalore-Guwahati Express in Chennai Central Railway Station on May 1, interrogated the terror suspects 'Police' Fakruddin, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik in the Vellore Central Prison.

Non-violent
24 May 27 Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Police obtained an arrest warrant for a Sri Lankan national and suspected operative of ISI, Mohammad Hossaini, arrested by the Malaysian Police on May 14. Investigators said Hossaini was a close aide of Sakir Hussain, another Sri Lankan recruited by the ISI, who had been arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police on April 29, 2014.

Non-violent
25 May 28 Tamil Nadu

Police teams investigation May 1, 2014 Chennai train blasts ruled out the involvement of the SIMI module headed by Patna blasts-accused Haidar Ali. While Ali and his three associates, arrested by NIA on May 19, denied involvement, their claims have been corroborated with their location being found in Jharkhand at the time of the Chennai blasts.

The other suspect in the case, Tamil Nadu-based terror outfit Al Umma, is also being ruled out.

Non-violent
26 May 28 Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Police approached senior CBI officers in Delhi, to extradite from Malaysia a suspected operative of ISI, Mohammad Hossaini, who was part of a plot to carry out attacks in Chennai and Bangalore.

Non-violent
27 May 30 Tamil Nadu

Kerala Police seized over 200kg of ammonium nitrate and over 2,000 gelatine sticks from the outhouse of the residence of Binu of Arattukuzhi near Vellarada in Thiruvananthapuram District. The explosives were brought from Trichy in Tamil Nadu. Besides Binu, Police have booked one more person, Vinod in the case.

Non-violent
28 May 31 Chennai

NIA arrested a native of West Bengal, identified as Muhammed Inshan Ali who is an accused in the Manjeri (Malappuram District of Kerala) FICN case from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Non-violent
29 May 31 Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Police secured a non-bailable arrest warrant against Mohammad Hossaini, who was arrested in Malaysia for alleged conspiracy to carry out terror strikes on the US and Israeli consulates in South India, which was sent through diplomatic channels to France-based Interpol headquarters for issuance of Red Corner Notice.

Non-violent
30 June 3 Chennai

Police found that a private bank in Karapakkam in Kancheepuram District was involved in circulation of FICNs after they questioned a woman who tried to deposit FICN at a bank branch in K K Nagar in Chennai.

Non-violent
31 June 4 Chennai

Crime Branch of CID neutralised an inter-state FICN racket after arresting two persons, Rafiq and Shahul Hameed in Chennai. Police officers said they seized FICN with a face value of INR 8,90,000 and a country made gun with two loaded magazines from them after they smuggled them in from Kolkata by train on June 3.

Non-violent
32 June 5 Chennai

The blast on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express train at Chennai Central railway station on May 1, 2014 was a sabotage, says a statutory inquiry conducted by Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle.

Non-violent
33 June 5 Chennai

A special team of the CB-CID of Tamil Nadu Police is in West Bengal on the trail of Fakhrul Islam, the suspected kingpin in the FICN racket that was earlier neutralised on June 4 in Chennai. Islam, Police found, did not have a record in West Bengal or in any other state.

Non-violent
34 June 10 Tamil Nadu A top Delhi Police officer revealed that firearms from eastern Bihar's Munger District are the preferred choice of criminals from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana and Bihar. Non-violent
35 June 11 Chennai

Sources said that two men, Rafiq and Shahul Hameed arrested on June 4 for bringing FICN to Chennai turned out to be gun pushers too. Police have also picked up a man called Fakhrul Ismail in Kolkata believed to be the kingpin of the gang.

Non-violent
36 June 11 Chennai

Terrorists backed by ISI were planning to target port, central railway station and airports in Chennai and Bangalore, as per revelations by ISI agent Mohammed Sakir Husain arrested at Chennai in April 2014.

Non-violent
37 June 23 Tamil Nadu

Detectives of CID's SID are working on a detailed plan to locate and dismantle Al Umma's sleeper cells in Tamil Nadu. The plan is based on revelations by Al Umma operatives 'Police' S Fakrudeen, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik. Information gathered from them during interrogation by a team of SID investigators in Bangalore, where they are being held in Police custody, has worried senior officers. An officer said Al Umma's network in the state was wider and their members more entrenched than police earlier believed.

Non-violent
38 June 25 Tiruttani, Tiruvallur District

Tamil Nadu Police arrested five people and neutralised a FICN racket in Tiruttani in Tiruvallur District. The arrested persons were found to be printing FICN in denominations of 100, 500 and 1,000 using sophisticated printing machines. Police seized FICN adding up to INR 3,25,000 from them.

Non-violent
39 June 27 Tamil Nadu

Police arrested Abdul Karim alias Palani Babu, an Al Umma cadre and accused in the 1998 Coimbatore bomb blasts case, along with his associate in connection with the June 18 murder of Hindu Munnani leader, Suresh Kumar. Karim was among the 80 accused in the serial blasts case released by a court in 2007. An Al-Umma activist, he stayed with prime accused S A Baasha in Chennai.

Non-violent
40 June 28 Tamil Nadu

NIA has taken over the investigation into the case of alleged plot by Pakistan-based terror group to carry out suicide attacks on the US and Israeli consulates in South India. The probe was handed over by the Tamil Nadu Police so that the complete conspiracy hatched overseas including in Sri Lanka and Malaysia could be unraveled, official sources said. Besides these two countries, investigation would also be carried out in Maldives from where the suicide attackers were supposed to take a boat ride to reach a coast in Kerala, the sources said.

Non-violent
41 June 28 Tamil Nadu

Administrative authorities of Tamil Nadu and Police have decided set up a panel to strengthen security along the coast to prevent terrorist elements coming from Sri Lanka, and other illegal maritime activities. The authorities and the Police have taken the decision to set up a standing committee comprising representatives from various security agencies to share intelligence, strengthen coastal security, prevent smuggling and human trafficking through sea route was taken at a meeting last week.

Non-violent
42 July 1 Tamil Nadu

According to IB reports, Sri Lanka and Maldives have been named as FICN's two new places of origin, and Chennai in Tamil Nadu as the point of arrival. An IB official stated, "Until now, FICN was known to come from Bangladesh and Nepal. The addition of two more neighbours to this list is rather worrying". Once the notes are offloaded at Chennai, they make their way to other states.

Non-violent
43 July 6 Coimbatore

Crime Branch of Coimbatore unit, arrested five people along with FICN with a face value of INR 1,00,000. According to Police, one person, A Sudhakar, 30, was arrested from Andipalayam village in Namakkal District. Separately, two people were also arrested: Vignesh, 26, from Gupta Nagar at Sangakiri and Thomas, 26, from Attur in Salem District. Police, however refused to reveal the names of two other accused.

Non-violent
44 July 12 Tamil Nadu

As investigations into July 10, Pune blast progress, agencies are worried about two persons from Thane who are reported to have left for Iraq to fight along ISIS about a year ago. These two boys are part of the 18 Indians learnt to be fighting in Iraq and Syria and are being tracked by intelligence agencies.Sources within the security establishment say most of these 18 hail from south India. Some of those who have been identified belong to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is not known whether any of them has returned but such exodus from south India has become a cause for worry for the agencies.

Non-violent
45 July 17 Chennai

Two suspected cadres of Al Umma, identified as Naseer and Allauddin were arrested from a hideout in Chennai. They are arrested in the June 18 case regarding murder of Hindu Munnani leader, Suresh Kumar. The killing, Police believe, was because of a hate speech Suresh had delivered against the Muslim community at a public meeting in December 2013.

Non-violent
46 July 18 Coimbatore

Two people, identified as G Jayaraj and N Ramanujam were arrested by the Crime Branch-Counterfeit Currency Wing, Coimbatore unit near Coimbatore railway junction, along with FICN with a face value of INR 26,000. The duo was remanded to judicial custody. According to Police, Ramanujam was assigned to design the currency by the gang. After designing the currency he gave it to Jayaraj.

Non-violent
47
July 22 Chennai

One person, identified as Rafeeq, an agent dealing with FICN in Chennai, Tamil Nadu was arrested by the NIA.

Non-violent
48
July 24 Chennai

Two persons, identified as Suresh Kumar and Hitesh Kumar, were arrested in the Flower bazaar area of Chennai along with FICN with a face value of INR 100,000. The notes turned out to be photocopies of INR 1,000 denomination. A few cellphones and laptops were seized from them.

Non-violent
49
July 28 Tamil Nadu

Amir Zubair Siddiqui, a Pakistani diplomat named as the person managing ISI activities in India from Sri Lanka, was on the radar of Indian intelligence agencies since 2012, He was first booked by the Tamil Nadu Police after they picked up a suspected ISI agent, Thameem Ansari, in September 2012. Siddiqui is said to have provided an ATM card to Ansari and sent money to him from Colombo.

Non-violent
50
July 29 Chennai

Hindu Munnani's headquarters at Chintadripet in Chennai received a letter, which threatened to kill Hindu leaders who make inflammatory speeches against Prophet Muhammad. The letter, written in Tamil, mentioned the first letters of Hindu leaders in Districts of Chennai, Sivaganga, Coimbatore, Trichy, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli and threatened to kill them. Police said the letter had been posted from Palakkad in Kerala and they were trying to trace the sender.

Non-violent
51
August 2 Tamil Nadu

Tamil youths numbering around 20, wearing black T-shirts with 'ISIS' printed on them and posing in front of a mosque, has gone viral on social media, creating an alarm in the intelligence wing of the Tamil Nadu State Police.

Non-violent
52
Non-violent Ramanathapuram District

Police arrested two youth, M Abdul Rahman and Rilvan from Thondi in Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu after a photo of a group of youth wearing the t-shirts printed with slogans supporting Islamic State (IS) surfaced on a social networking site.

Non-violent
53
August 6 August 6

Police arrested a man, identified as S Faizur Rahman from Tiruppur District of Tamil Nadu on charges of ordering and procuring t-shirts printed with slogans supporting Islamic State (IS). This is the third such arrest made.

Non-violent
54
August 9 Tamil Nadu

IB launched a counter-radicalisation effort to neutralise the influence of radical elements in the wake of growing support to IS across India. The move got fresh impetus after some youth from Tamil Nadu and J&K displayed the IS flag and sported T-shirts with its logo. They were influenced by IS 'chief' Abu-bakr Al-Baghdadi, who has called for establishing global Caliphate, inviting Muslim youth, essentially Sunnis from across the world, to join Jihad.

Non-violent
55 August 13 Coimbatore

At least six persons, identified as Saddam Hussain, Abdul Zuan, Rehmatullah Ali, Abdul Rasheed, Mohammed Azharuddin and Abdul Rehman, were arrested for plotting to kill Hindu Makkal Katchi leaders from Sultan Mosque in Rathina Sabapathi Puram area of Coimbatore District. Police said that one of the accused Abdul Rehman was found to be a former SIMI member, Saddam Hussain and three others were youth members of PFI.

Non-violent
56 August 16 Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Police and intelligence sleuths are trying to trace the person or persons who uploaded on YouTube a Tamil sub-titled video of a speech of Abu Muslim, a Canadian who died fighting for IS in Syria.

Non-violent
57 August 26 Tamil Nadu

Sources said that IS, in a deadly pursuit to establish an Islamic Caliphate, is recruiting poor Muslims in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and J&K. The several security agencies including RAW and NIA have said that more than 100 Indian men could have already joined the IS in Iraq and these IS recruits could be used to strike terror in India once the war in Iraq and Syria ends. Sources also said that an IM man who is declared as wanted by the NIA could be recruiting for the IS.

Non-violent
58 August 26 Salem district

A large cache of arms including spent shells of 245 grenades and 28 rockets, believed to have been used by the LTTE in the 1980s have been unearthed in a reserved forest at Kolathur near Mettur in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and his cadres had used this Kolathur camp for training purpose during 1984-86.

Non-violent
59 September 10 Chennai

A Sri Lankan national, Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA, in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) for spying in India on behalf of Pakistan's ISI.

Non-violent
60 September 10 Madurai

According to Police, FICN in denominations of INR 1,000 and INR 500 with a face value of INR 20,000 have been detected in cash sent from nationalised banks to the RBI zonal office in Madurai (Tamil Nadu).

Non-violent
61 September 17 Tamil Nadu

Following the arrest of Arun Selvarajan, (on September 10) who is suspected to be an ISI agent, Tamil Nadu 'Q' branch sleuths have started enumerating Sri Lankans staying in Tamil Nadu. Police sources said there are about 65,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the 114 camps in the state. There are more than 12,000 Sri Lankan Tamils with passports settled outside the camps.

Non-violent
62 September 18 Tamil Nadu

Officers of the NIA are interrogating a woman student of a dental college after Sri Lankan ISI agent Arun Selvarajan, revealed about his relationship with her and his accomplices in Tamil Nadu. Investigating officers have taken in the woman for questioning as well as another of Selvarajan's associates, an undergraduate student at a top college in the city.

Non-violent
63 September 23 Chennai

NIA officials produced a suspected ISI agent, Arun Selvarajan, before special court judge in Chennai (Tamil Nadu). He was remanded in judicial custody.

Non-violent
64 September 25 Thiruvallur District

Suspected ISI operatives Arun Selvarajan (arrested on September 10, 2014), Sakir Hussain (arrested on April 29, 2014), Sivabalan (arrested on May 1, 2014), Mohammad Salim (arrested on May 1, 2014) and Rafiq (arrested on January 16, 2005) were produced before a Poonamallee special court in Thiruvallur District which extended their custody and remanded them in Puzhal prison.

Non-violent
65 September 25 Thiruvallur District

Two suspected Al-Umma operatives (arrested on August 6, 2014), who were arrested for their alleged role in the murders of a few leaders of Hindu organisations in the state, were produced before the Poonamallee court and their remand was extended.

Non-violent
66 September 26 Chennai

An Indian tribunal headed by Justice G P Mittal that was set up to judicially scrutinize the ban on the LTTE recorded the evidence presented by the UMHA in support of a notification it issued proscribing the outfit for five years from May 14, 2014. The notification banning LTTE cited threat to India's sovereignty as a reason.

Non-violent
67 October 8 Tamil Nadu

The CID officers claimed that the terror links of Burdwan blast seem to have spread across the country to J&K, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu. DIG of CID Dilip Adak said "It seems Shakil and his associates in Burdwan made and received several calls to and from Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and J&K barely 48 hours before the blast on the morning of October 2." Another investigating officer said "We are now certain that Bangladeshi outfit JMB is involved in the crime. Shakil and his wife are members of the outfit. Analysing these phone calls, we are trying to find out whether other outfits like IM also involved."

Non-violent
68 October 10 Chennai

The NIA has been granted three days custody of Arun Selvarajan, a suspected ISI spy who was arrested last month in Chennai by a special Court in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. NIA sought custody of Selvarajan for the second time, submitting a need to further interrogate him on details of his activities and of his links with the Pakistan's intelligence agency.

Non-violent
69 October 11 Tamil Nadu

The NIA's probe into the Burdwan blast is pointing to a bigger plot extending not just to neighbouring Assam, but also to J&K and the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The NIA has, based on leads gathered from the women arrested from the Burdwan blast site, picked up a suspect from J&K, a construction worker belonging to West Bengal. An official said that "Phone records reveal that they had contacts in almost all the major megacities, also in South India. We will have to verify the antecedents of each and every contact. Six of the Assam-based suspects who were in touch with the two men killed in the blast have already been arrested."

Non-violent
70 October 14 Chennai

Another NIA team questioned three suspects, including an alleged ISI conduit in Chennai, Tamil Nadu after the agency found uncanny similarities in the IEDs that exploded in Burdwan and the May 1 blasts on Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai central station.

Non-violent
71 October 24 Chennai

The NIA filed a chargesheet in a Chennai court against the Sri Lankan national Sakir Hussain and two others for conducting espionage on behalf of Pakistan's ISI and plotting to attack Israeli and US consulates in Chennai and Bangalore The chargesheet has cited as evidence photos of vital installations in India, emails exchanged between the accused and a Pakistani embassy official in Colombo, Sri Lanka and forensic analysis of FICNs recovered from the accused at the time of arrest. The Chargesheet has also listed 40 witnesses. Sources said that the Sri Lankan national was hired by Pakistan embassy official Aamir Zubair Siddiqui who had been building a network of spies from the country to conduct espionage in India. Hussain had, in turn, hired Siva Balan and Mohammed Saleem who were arrested with FICN. There are a total of nine accused in the case including the Pakistan embassy official.

Non-violent
72 November 6 Chennai

A top KTF terrorist, Ramandeep Singh alias Goldy wanted for April 20, 2010 Patiala blast and the murder of Rulda Singh, head of Rashtriya Sikh Sangat on July 28, 2009 was arrested by Punjab Police in Chennai after he was deported by Malaysian authorities. He will soon be produced before the concerned court. The Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police has started tracking wanted terrorists who are staying abroad and in this process, intelligence leads about the whereabouts of Ramandeep were received, developed and shared with the Central agencies.

Non-violent
73 November 10

Anna Nagar East, Madurai District

Around 11 country-made bombs were recovered from a garbage bin on the Anna Nagar East Main Road in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu. On being alerted, the Madurai City Police reached the spot and recovered the bombs. The bombs, which were in oval and cylindrical shapes, were fastened with threads. The Police said they were clueless about the persons who had dumped the bombs in the bin.

Non-violent
74 November 11

Kanyakumari District

ED officials have booked a case against Abraham Jayakumar, a karate master in Kanyakumari District for hawala (illegal money transfer) transactions in Tamil Nadu. NIA officials have also started inquiring into the background of the accused, after suspicion of his links with some terror groups in the Middle East.

Non-violent
75 November 15

Chennai

NIA investigating the October 2 Bardhaman blast, is looking for Gulshan Bibi- "drug queen" from Kolkata, now reportedly based in Chennai. Gulshan Bibi, who fled to Chennai years ago, still runs, through remote control, the narcotics business and sleuths have found connections between her and Islamic terrorists, said NIA sources. However, the Police in Chennai have no clue about her. Official sources in the Chennai branch of the NCB too said no drug smuggler or peddler by the name of Gulshan Bibi had figured in their radar so far. But NIA sources in Kolkata said Gulshan provided shelter to two JMB terrorists, who visited Chennai before the May 1 blasts at the Central railway station.

Non-violent
76 November 20 Chennai

According to the Intelligence sources, the twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati (Kaziranga) Express at Chennai Central Station on May 1, 2014, was reportedly carried out by the five fugitive terror suspects from the terror outfit SIMI, who had escaped from the District jail in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. The breakthrough in the investigation came after the UP ATS tracked the call detail records of the suspects' mobile phones, which they had left behind. The terror suspects are also allegedly behind the September 12 accidental blast in Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh.

Non-violent
77 November 27 Poonamallee

Sakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan national and suspected ISI spy who was arrested in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) in April, 2013, pleaded guilty in Poonamallee Special Court by confessing that he had circulated FICN in India on instructions from Pakistan embassy officials in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Non-violent
78 November 28 Poonamallee

Mohammed Sakir Hussain, suspected ISI agent from Sri Lankan was convicted to five years by a special court in Poonamallee on charges of smuggling FICN. "At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of INR 2, 53,000 worth high quality FICN meant to be circulated in the country to destabilise the economy," said special public prosecutor C.S.S. Pillai who appeared in the case.

Non-violent
79 November 29 Poonamallee

The code name for the terror plot to attack the US consulate in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) was "wedding hall" which was to be executed by "cooks", a code for terrorists who were to gain entry from Maldives into India, and "Spice" was the code name for the bomb devices which were to be planted at the consulate. Details of the failed plot were contained in the 23-page court order of Designated Special NIA Judge in Poonamallee, Chennai, in connection with the case.

Non-violent
80 December 3

Triplicane in Chennai

Two siblings, identified as Syed Jamil and Syed Askar from Bengaluru (Karnataka) were arrested while trying to exchange FICN worth INR 14,000 for purchasing a used two-wheeler at Triplicane in Chennai (Tamil Nadu). A third brother and accomplice, Syed Wasim however, had managed to escape.

Non-violent

2013

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 20

Moolakadai, Chennai District

Police intercepted a car near and seized FICN worth INR 503,000. Three persons were also arrested.

Non-violent
2 March 7

Melur, Madurai District

Police arrested two persons on charges of attempting to pass off FICN.

Non-violent
3 March 28

Madurai District

A SIT of CB-CID arrested one person in connection with pipe bomb planted in senior BJP leader L K Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra (Public awareness tour) on October 27, 2011.

Non-violent
4 March 29

Udumalpet, Tirupur District

FICN with total face value of INR 15,000 were detected among the remittances received at SBI's branch.

Non-violent
5 April 19

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Syed Sahabbudhin and Darvish Moideen, two accused in October 27, 2011 case relating to planting of a Pipe Bomb, have filed bail applications before the Madras High Court Bench in Tamil Nadu.

Statement
6 April 23 Tamil Nadu

Police arrested three people for their alleged involvement in April 17, 2013, Bangalore (Karnataka) bomb blast.

Non-violent
7 May 24 Tamil Nadu

The NIA has begun a probe into claims by a Tamil Nadu man, Thamim Ansari, that he had recced Indian strategic and military sites for a Pakistani diplomat.

Statement
8 June 14

Usman Road, T Nagar, Chennai

Two persons identified as Kishore and Brindhavan were arrested when they attempted to exchange a FICN with a face value of INR 7,000.

Non-violent
9 August 8 Madurai

In a joint operation, the Special Investigation Division and the Madurai Police arrested two persons, Abdulla and Taufeeq in connection with the murder of a milk vendor in Madurai.

Non-Violent
10 August 25 Tamil Nadu

Security in coastal areas of Tamil Nadu has been further increased following an anonymous telephone call about infiltration of terrorists.

Non-Violent
11 October 9 Tamil Nadu

Al-Umma operatives Fakrudeen and Bilal Malik, who are now in CB-CID custody, during their interrogation by owning up murders of two more BJP leaders in the Tamil Nadu for which other people had been arrested earlier, Police sources said.

Non-Violent
12 October 15 Coimbatore

CB-CID, Ernakulam, arrested a man, Muhammad Haneefa suspected to be a key member of an international gang which smuggling FICN, printed in Pakistan, to India through Dubai. He was arrested from Coimbatore International Airport in Coimbatore District.

Non-Violent
13 December 18 Nilgiris District

FICN with a face value of INR 2,300 was seized from a person and his assistant at Aravankadu in Nilgiris District.

Non-violent
14 December 22 Thanjavur District

Three persons, including two college students, were arrested for printing and circulating FICN at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District.

Non-violent

2012

  • October 28: The Reliance Oil Refinery in Jamnagar, Gujarat, and L&T shipyards in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat has been put on high alert by the intelligence agencies of the country. Top intelligence sources said there are specific inputs about a possible terror strike on these industrial houses.

  • August 24: CCB of the Chennai Police arrested five persons on charges of circulating FICN of INR 500 denomination.

  • August 18: According to Union Home secretary RK Singh, bulk of the rumours that triggered panic among people of NE States in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were sourced from Pakistan.

  • August 5: Police arrested 3 suspects and seized FICN worth INR 100,000, including a printing unit owner in Tamil Nadu.

  • June 13-14: In order to train Police officers in identifying FICN, a two-day workshop was organised by the Police Training College on June 13-14 in Chennai. Around 55 Police officers from across the State were trained in scientific methods of identification of FICN.

  • June 5: Two men from Bihar have been arrested nearby Rasipuram in Namakkal District on the charge of possessing INR 3,000 FICN all in the denomination of INR 100.

  • May 27: Police busted a FICN racket and arrested three men, identified as Mohammed Javeed, Mohammed Bashaar, and Mohammed Iftiyas at Samayapuram in Trichy District. They seized FICN with the face value of INR 63,000 along with genuine notes worth INR 91,000. The three arrested belonged to Bihar.

  • April 11: The Tiruppur North Police had taken into FICN worth INR 20,000 which was found along with the cash remittance made by a person at a private sector bank in Tiruppur District in Tamil Nadu.

  • The Madras High Court reserved orders on petitions seeking of lifting the ban on LTTE in India.

  • April 2: The Tamil Nadu Police denied as "totally baseless" a Sri Lankan media report that some 150 LTTE cadres were being trained in the State.

  • January 16: A suspected sympathizer of the LTTE was arrested by Kochi city Police from Chengalpettu in Chennai in connection with a human trafficking case involving Sri Lankan Tamils. "We brought the accused from Chennai on Sunday [January 15] and presented him before the local magistrate, who remanded him in judicial custody.

2011

  • December 29: ANF headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Alok Kumar, stepped up combing operations in the Naxal [Left Wing Extremism (LWE)]-affected areas in Malnad Districts following the killing of Sadashiva Gowda, a bamboo basket weaver, by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres in a thick forest in Thondalkatte near Naadpalu, about 70 kilometres from Udupi. A poster beside the body was recovered with a warning, "right punishment will be given to the Police informers-Maoist." Karnataka's Home and Transport Minister R Ashok said the ANF has intensified combing operations in Udupi and other Malnad Districts to arrest Maoists.

  • December 20: The Centre, said a terror module busted in Delhi recently had links with Pakistan-based terrorist group LeT. Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) in a written reply that a special team of Delhi Police with the help of central intelligence agencies and Police from West Bengal, Bihar and Tamil Nadu apprehended seven suspected militants, including a Pakistani national, of an IM module last month.

  • December 19: Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu) Police searched the premises of the Sri Devarajaswamy Temple in Kancheepuram following a message from the Chennai City Police. The Kancheepuram Police District control room received a wireless message from Chennai City Police that an anonymous caller rang up the City control room and claimed that he had heard a person, over phone at a public call office, saying that a bomb would be planted at the temple.

  • November 30: Delhi Police investigators announced the neutralization of a terrorist cell that they claimed was responsible for a string of nationwide attacks in the year 2010.

  • Fugitive IM 'commander' Muhammad Zarar Siddibapa - a Karnataka resident also known by the alias Yasin Bhatkal and the commander of the cell, who is wanted for his alleged role in a string of urban bombings that began in 2005 - escaped arrest, the Police said. Adil is alleged to have had past relationships with both the JeM and organised crime groups. He, according to the Police, was living under cover in Madhubani, Bihar, since 2010, when he was despatched to India by IM commanders in Karachi to aid Siddibapa's cell.

  • November 27: Two IM militants, identified as Mohammad Irshad Khan and Abdur Rahman were arrested in Chennai by a Delhi Police team.

  • November 3: Quoting Special Task Force (STF) officials said that two former cadres of the banned terror outfit Al-Umma have been identified as the masterminds behind the plot to target the convoy of BJP leader L K Advani during his journey near Madurai in Tamil Nadu and a manhunt is on to arrest them.

  • November 2: The Special Investigation Team of Tamil Nadu Police produced two arrestees identified as Abdullah Abdul Rehman and Ismath before the Judicial Magistrate court in Madurai in connection with the case involving the plot to blow up the convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party leader L. K. Advani on October 28.

  • March 10: The Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu, Letika Saran dismissed Sri Lankan Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne's allegation that the LTTE had three secret training camps in the State close to its border with Kerala as baseless.

  • February 13: Central intelligence agencies communicated specific inputs to the Tamil Nadu Police that suspected LTTE cadres are conspiring to carry out attacks on VVIPs (very very important persons) during forthcoming Assembly elections in the State.

2010

  • September 7: Two more persons were arrested by a Special Investigation Team in Coimbatore railway station in Tamil Nadu. The arrests were made in connection with the attack on the college lecturer J. Joseph whose right hand was chopped off allegedly by cadres of radical outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) for preparing a question paper with alleged derogatory references to Prophet Mohammed. The arrestees were identified as K .M Shobin and Shanavaz. So far 22 persons have been arrested in the case.

  • August 17: Assistant Sessions Court in Tambaram in Chennai convicted six LTTE sympathizers and sentenced them to one year imprisonment in a case registered against them by the Indian Q Branch Police in 2007. The report said that the Q Branch personnel had arrested five LTTE sympathizers, Hambianna, Senjames, Jayakumar, Pushpadanraj, Bominathan and Reticular, for trying to smuggle out a boat to Sri Lanka for the alleged use of the LTTE. The Q Branch officials had alleged that the accused connived and purchased a boat from the south of Tamil Nadu and were trying to smuggle it to Sri Lanka from Ramnad.

  • July 11: A Sri Lankan national, Chandrayoga, was detained at the Airport of Chennai. He allegedly has links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). His entry into India was banned and a lookout circular was pending against him. Chandrayoga arrived at Chennai from Colombo.

  • June 16: Three suspected operatives of the LTTE were arrested and a cache of detonators was seized from their possession, four days after a member of the banned outfit was arrested by the Police. The trio was arrested by the Tamil Nadu ''Q'' branch during a raid at Tiruchirapalli. 4,900 ordinary detonators and 430 electric detonators were recovered from them, an official release said in Chennai. Siva, Selvam, Tamiz stayed illegally in Chennai, Erode and Tiruchirapalli, respectively, without registering themselves as Sri Lankan Tamils, it said, adding that strict vigil along the coastal areas prevented them from smuggling the detonators to Sri Lanka. Investigations revealed that the trio did not have any plans to carry out terror acts in India, the release said. 38-year-old Chiranjeevi, a member of the intelligence wing of LTTE who was arrested on June 16, had confessed to having smuggled explosives along with Siva, Selvam, Tamiz, during the war between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Army, Police claimed. The arrested were, however, not involved in the recent track blast near Peranai Railway Station, where passengers of the Tiruchi-Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express had a narrow escape, the release stated.

  • June 13: The Police detained eight persons belonging to the proscribed Tamil Desiya Iyakkam for interrogation in connection with June 12 Railway track blast at Sithani near Villupuram, reports The Hindu. Those detained are Tamil Vengai, Jothi Narasimhan, K.Balu, Elumalai, Ezhil Ilango, Ganesan, Jayaraman and Kumar. They were taken to various Police Stations located at Kanjanur, Kaanai, Kedar and Thiruvennainallur for interrogation.

  • June 12: Passengers of the Tiruchirapalli-Chennai Rockfort Express had a narrow escape when suspected pro- LTTE elements blasted railway tracks at Perani Railway Station in Villupuram District in the wee hours. About three feet of tracks were blown off in the explosion when the train was coming towards the station at around 2:10 am (IST). The station master cautioned the driver of the train, who applied emergency brakes averting a major train disaster, Police and Railway sources said. Leaflets condemning the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa were recovered from the site, Police said.

2009

  • November 30: As part of a Central initiative to strengthen the intelligence machinery across the country in the backdrop of the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the Tamil Nadu Police has operationalised a SMAC. Linked to the Multi-Agency Centre of the IB in New Delhi, the system is connected to all other intelligence units in the State.

  • October 23: Tamil Nadu Congress Committee headquarters secretary R. Dhamotharan lodged a complaint with the Commissioner of Police that an anonymous caller had on warned of explosions in the TNCC office on Thiru VI Ka Salai and the residence of TNCC president K.V. Thangkabalu at Adyar. The man had claimed he was calling from the Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camp at Gummidipoondi, near Chennai.

  • October 22: SFs were put on high alert in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, and its suburbs following a letter received at the Adyar Police Station that warned of attacks on important targets. Though the letter did not specify any date or time for an attack, it named the Tamil Nadu Police Academy, Chennai Airport, Officers Training Academy and the "American Embassy" (U.S. Consulate) among others as its targets and challenged the Police to avert the sabotage if they could, Police sources said.

  • July 24: The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai confirmed the conviction imposed on four alleged LTTE sympathizers, Balasundaram alias Sundaram, Meiyappan, Kannan and Murugan, for attempting to hurl a bomb at the Police, but commuted their sentence to one-year rigorous imprisonment. Justice A. Selvam held that the convicts need not undergo three years of imprisonment, as ordered by a Fast Track Court in Pudukottai district in 2004, considering the nature of offence committed and the fact that they were first time offenders.

  • July 7: A massive combing operation was launched by the Tamil Nadu Police, with assistance from intelligence and Coast Guard personnel, in nearby islands and all coastal Districts of the State to verify whether any LTTE militant had infiltrated into the areas in the aftermath of the outfit's defeat in Sri Lanka. The operations, ordered by the MHA, were being carried out jointly by the Tamil Nadu Police, including the Coastal Security Group and "Q" Branch, various intelligence wing personnel and Coast Guard, official sources said. Police used metal detectors and sniffer dogs to thoroughly check the casurina jungle in Dhanushkodi area and various islands, including the Musal Tivu in the Gulf of Mannar. The operations would continue till tonight, they said.

  • June 17: Indian Navy rescued four Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including a former LTTE cadre and an Indian national, who spent 24 hours on an unmanned islet near Dhanushkodi before reaching Rameswaram.

  • May 3: At least 20 LTTE sympathisers were arrested for the attack on an Army convoy near Coimbatore a day earlier. Cases have also been registered against 200 people belonging to political groups sympathetic to the banned LTTE. The arrested include Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam and Tamil nationalist leader K Ramakrishnan, Police sources said. Supporters of the LTTE reportedly stopped five Army trucks and soldiers on way back from training at Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh and proceeding to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

  • April 18: One LTTE militant was remanded to judicial custody in capital Chennai. Officials from the Q wing of the Tamil Nadu Police dealing with extremist activities said the militant, identified as Muthanna, was arrested in the night of April 17 along with global positioning system equipment. Muthanna, who had come from the Mullaitivu District in Sri Lanka, was arrested after specific information disclosed by one Jayanathan, another LTTE militant arrested earlier.

  • April 3: Four persons were detained from the southern Chennai suburb of Thiruvanmaiyur by the SFs neutralising yet another LTTE ring that sought to smuggle war material to the outfit. The detainees included a LTTE cadre identified as Sahanthan who belonged to the Mullaitivu District in Sri Lanka. He had arrived in India about a year ago and his mission was to coordinate activities aimed at supplying the LTTE war material, sources told. Detained along with him was a British national of Sri Lankan origin, Jayanathan, who flew into Tamil Nadu recently and who reportedly has had links with the LTTE in the past. The other two detainees were identified as Babu of Rameswaram and Guhan of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. Both are Indians and said to be linked to the Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, a pro-LTTE group in Tamil Nadu that is now allied to the ruling Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam. Seized from them were several satellite telephones, Global Positioning System, night vision devices as well as medicines. It is the first action on the LTTE in 2009 in Tamil Nadu.

2008

  • December 31: Authorities received three e-mail threats from the Deccan Mujahideen outfit to attack the celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (Indian Diaspora Day) scheduled to be held in Chennai from January 7-9, 2009. The emails were traced to Saudi Arabia. The threats against the celebration were sent using an e-mail identity, deccan_mujahideen@yahoo.com.

  • December 30: A 30-year-old Sri Lankan national was arrested in Chennai by Police on charges of attempting to smuggle communication equipments to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The youth, identified as Dileepan, was arrested along with three satellite phones meant for the LTTE.

  • December 28: The Tamil Nadu Police arrested an alleged supplier of explosives to the LTTE, Amir Anthony Paranthaman of Vavuniya (Sri Lanka), near Tambaram bus stand in capital Chennai and seized 500 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, eight Global Positioning System devices, three satellite phones and two Global Systems for Mobile repeater sets from his possession.

  • December 5: Three more abandoned boats were found drifting in the coast raising suspicion among officials that the LTTE militants were sneaking into Tamil Nadu. The boats found abandoned were located at Arichalmunai, Erandam and Moondram theedai.

  • December 4: Six boats, some with bullet marks and blood stains, were found abandoned off Rameswaram and Nagapattinam coasts. "If it is one or two boats, it is okay. But how can so many boats drift to the shore. It appears to be a case of infiltration," an unnamed top official of Tamil Nadu Police said.

  • August 6: Two LTTE cadres, identified as K. Uma Ramanan and A. Amalan, who hail from Jaffna in Sri Lanka, were arrested from capital Chennai. Police said the duo was in possession of an unspecified quantity of ammonium nitrate besides cables and detonators. With these arrests, the total number of LTTE militants arrested in the past week has increased to 10.

  • August 3: Police in Ramanathapuram arrested a suspected LTTE militant in connection with the seizure of Global Positioning System and other electronic material at Uppur near Ramanathapuram recently. K.A. Senthil Velan, Superintendent of Police, said the Police arrested Krishna Neethan alias Nixon, son of Sivasekaran of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, at the Ramanathapuram bus stand.

  • July 30: The Tamil Nadu Police arrested a top LTTE functionary, identified as J. Thambi Annan a.k.a. Daniel, from Chennai. "It is a very important catch. He is placed high in the LTTE's hierarchy. Daniel was heading the procurement module of the outfit in Sri Lanka," said the Director-General of Police (Law and Order) K.P. Jain. Daniel, a resident of Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka, played an instrumental role in procuring major consignments, including explosive substances, for the outfit from India and other parts of the world. He was involved in the attempts to smuggle consignments of aluminium ingots and ball bearings, which were intercepted and seized by the Police in Ramanathapuram and Madurai Districts in the recent months.

  • Police seized a large quantity of electronic gadgets and other articles meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka and arrested four persons at Uppur Chathiram in Ramanathapuram. Acting on a tip-off, the Police team intercepted a speeding van at Uppur Chathiram check post and seized 10 Global Positioning System equipments, 3360 pen torch batteries, one Honda Genset, one bundle LTTE uniform, five cell phones, 11 life jackets, one pistol cover, one satellite TV receiver, two battery chargers and Rupees 28050 cash. All the seized goods were meant for the LTTE in Sri Lanka.

  • July 27: The 'Q' branch of the Tamil Nadu Police neutralised a terrorist module with the arrest of a 39-year-old suspected fundamentalist who allegedly was part of a plot to cause bomb blasts on trains and in Chennai and Tirunelveli.

  • July 24: A donation slip book bearing a Kilinochchi address in Sri Lanka, camera, video cassettes, INR 25000 in cash and two film rolls kept inside a bag was seized by the Police in Thoothukudi. The bag was found abandoned near the Thoondigai Vinayagar Temple in Tiruchendur. Police suspect that the bag could have been left at the spot either by some Sri Lankan tourist or supporters of the LTTE.

  • July 22: The 'Q' Branch of the Tamil Nadu Police neutralised a major LTTE procurement network, seizing five imported Yamaha outboard motors with a 40-horse-power capacity each. In connection with the seizures, the Police team arrested Kumargurubaran, a resident of Chennai, Ramesh, hailing from Ramanathapuram, and Manamohan from Pesalai in Sri Lanka, from near the Kattumanadi bus stop near Manalmelkudi.

  • June 14: A suspected LTTE sympathiser was arrested and goods, including batteries and medicines, were seized from a high speed boat in the sea off Devipattinam at Rameswaram. The Police seized INR 1000000 worth of batteries, Army uniforms, medicines and gloves from the boat around mid-night, the sources said, adding, there were 25 bundles, including 18,000 batteries, uniforms, medicines, 'beedies' (locally made cigars) and other items. Inspector Thiagarajan told PTI that the occupants of the boat jumped into the sea on seeing the Police but they managed to catch Vijayan, an LTTE sympathiser from Sri Lanka. Three others, who hail from Devipattinam, managed to escape, he added.

  • May 18: The 'Q' Branch Police in Madurai (Tamil Nadu) arrested two Sri Lankan nationals allegedly supplying explosives and electronic gadgets to LTTE. The duo had sent huge quantities of explosives to the LTTE through agents along the Rameswaram coast. Following information, Police intercepted a Tata Sumo vehicle near Villapuram and took into custody P. Jayaraja alias Viji alias Vijayan of Mannar and T. Chinnavan alias Padmaraja of Jaffna. They were in possession of 44 walkie-talkie sets and INR 459000 in cash. K. Senthil of Madurai who provided logistic support to the two was also arrested sources in the intelligence agencies said.

  • April 2: The Coastal Security Group Police neutralised a network involved in supplying uniforms to the LTTE. It came to light when a CSG team raided a boat used to make illegal trips to Iranatheevu, controlled by the LTTE, in Sri Lanka, near the fishing harbour in Rameswaram. There were five persons on board, identified as Oomaiyan alias Christhu, Vellaiyan, the owner of the boat Chellaiah, Murugan and Arasu, who possessed photographs of model uniforms, which were supposed to be delivered to a group of tailors in Tamil Nadu. A sum of INR 3000 and 50 soaps were also seized.

  • March 27: Police arrested there persons who were involved in smuggling activities for the LTTE, under the National Security Act. The arrestees were identified as Murugapandi, Muthuramalingam and R. Raja. According to a press release, four Maoists were also arrested from Varsanadu in the Theni District and cases were filed against them under various sections of the IPC, Arms Act, Explosive Substances Act and Criminal Law Amendment Act.

  • February 11: The Tamil Nadu Police arrested an alleged supplier of explosives to the LTTE and seized from him 100 detonators, 83 gelatine sticks and 10 metres of fuse wire. The man had been shuttling between Tiruchirapalli and Pudukottai to procure the explosive substances, including gelatine sticks, Tamil Nadu Police's 'Q' Branch Inspector Thiagarajan told reporters.

  • January 20: Tamil Nadu Police arrested two more persons in connection with the smuggling of ball bearings, reportedly used by the LTTE to make explosives, to Sri Lanka. Following the trail of cell phone contacts of Nathan alias Suruli, arrested along with seven others at Madipakkam on January 17 in the same case, 'Q' Branch Police intercepted Selvaraj, working in a sweet stall in Mumbai for the last 25 years, and seized small packets of ball bearings he had bought as samples.

  • January 16: The Tamil Nadu Police arrested Nathan alias Suruli alias Thambithurai Parameswaran, the LTTE Tamil Nadu intelligence unit chief, from a hideout at Madipakkam. They also arrested seven other Sri Lankan nationals, who worked under him as helpers to collect information about anti-LTTE leaders like Varadaraja Perumal and Douglas Devananda, besides posing as traders to buy items like spare parts for two-wheelers and boats to be sent back to Sri Lanka.

  • January 8: The 'Q' Branch of the Tamil Nadu Police intercepted a consignment of explosives bound for Sri Lanka in Madurai and took six persons into custody, who admitted that they were meant for use by the LTTE. S. Sivakrishnan alias Nandan of Sri Lanka and S. Muthuramalingam of Kamuthi were found to be in possession of 5,000 detonators concealed in a travel bag.

2007

  • December 8: Three persons of Sri Lankan origin, including a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre from its marine wing, were arrested by the 'Q' branch of the Tamil Nadu Police in the car parking area of the international airport terminal in the capital Chennai. The three were allegedly involved in the purchase of a boat for the LTTE.

  • November 27: Two women were arrested at Semmamadam while trying to smuggle 3,300 detonators, 39 gelatine sticks and a bundle of fuse wires to Sri Lanka.

  • November 26: An LTTE cadre, identified as Sateeswaran, regarded as the kingpin in the outfit's procurement wing and wanted in connection with various cases of procuring and smuggling explosives, drugs and fuel for the banned outfit, was arrested when he was attempting to escape to Sri Lanka. The cadre from Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka had earlier tried to smuggle 50 bags of explosive substances, including Potassium Chlorate and Sulphur, which were seized at Paramakudi on November 18, Police said. A hand-book on making bombs, three cell phones and jewellery was recovered from him.

  • September 3: A Kuala Lumpur-bound passenger, identified as Suresh, was arrested at the Chennai airport for possessing books published by the proscribed LTTE.

  • August 21: The Indian Navy and Customs neutralised a racket in selling diesel to LTTE operatives. A joint patrolling party based at Rameswaram seized a mechanised boat and arrested five fishermen with Sri Lankan currency. "During interrogation, they confessed that they handed over 50 litres of diesel to the operatives of LTTE at Kottai Mannar in Mannar District. In exchange, the crew received INR 1,500 in Sri Lankan currency. They also revealed that nearly 60 fishing boats exchanged diesel to the LTTE men on Monday by violating the International Maritime Boundary Line," said Commander S. Mukherjee, Area Commander (South).

  • May 21: A suspected LTTE-trained militant wanted in connection with an attack bid on the Fort St George in Chennai in 1990 was arrested by Police at Thanjavur. Raja Ayyappan, a member of the Tamizhar Pasarai outfit, who allegedly received training at an LTTE camp between 1990 and 1998, was arrested following a tip off.

  • April 9: Three Sri Lankan refugees, who were enrolled at the Mandapam Transit Camp at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu and quarantined on suspicion, after a seven-day interrogation have been identified as Sea-Tigers [LTTE sea wing cadres] and were arrested.

  • March 28: The Tamil Nadu Police recovered two sacks containing 1950 electrical detonators from Ramanathapuram. The ammunition cache was buried in a coconut grove at Irumeni under Uchipuli Police limits, 40 kilometers west of Pamban Bridge that links the Rameswaram Island to Mandapam, near the final land frontier on the Palk Strait that divide India and Sri Lanka. Ramanathapuram Superintendent of Police, R. Thirugnanam, disclosed that the cache was meant for the LTTE.

  • March 18: A key member of a gang suspected to be involved in smuggling of explosive materials for the LTTE was arrested at Mandapam, 125-km from Madurai.

  • March 8: Tamil Nadu Police arrested a person as part of their investigation into the seizure in Perambalur of iron balls meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka. The Director-General of Police (DGP), D. Mukherjee, said that Raju of Rameswaram, was arrested in Pudukottai on the basis of information gathered during the interrogation of a Sri Lankan, Rahul, alias Antony, who was arrested on March 7. The DGP said 41 people, including 16 Sri Lankan Tamils, were arrested for smuggling and unlawful activities on land and sea since November 29, 2006.

  • March 7: The Tamil Nadu Police arrested Rahul alias Antony, a Sri Lankan national, at K. K. Nagar, in Chennai and based on the information furnished by him, they seized 4.5 tonne of metal balls from a house at Venkatachalapathi Nagar in Perambalur.

  • March 6: A Sri Lankan national, Arulseelan, suspected to have links with the LTTE, was arrested at Dheeran Nagar in Tiruchy for possessing INR 1000000 cash in his house. A special team from Q Branch Police raided a washing powder company at Perambalur in connection with a hawala (illegal money transfer) case. They seized 150 bags of metal balls, each weighing 30-kilogram, concealed in the house of one Rameshkumar, who is absconding now.

  • February 20: The Coast Guard destroyed a LTTE boat seized by them on February 13. The decision to destroy the boat was taken after finding that the gap between the fibre sheets of the boat was packed with gunpowder and it could explode any time. Officials of Central and State agencies supervised the destruction process after it was towed by Coast Guard ship `Avvaiyar' to mid sea.

  • February 13: The Indian Coast Guard in the Palk Bay, 20 nautical miles from Point Calimere in south Tamil Nadu, intercepted a LTTE ship carrying a suicide bomb jacket packed with explosive substances weighing seven kilograms, five detonators, and arrested five persons, including one who served as a driver for the LTTE and four Sri Lankan Tamils. Besides the suicide bomb vest and detonators, five hand grenades, an AK-56 rifle with 124 rounds of ammunition and eight drums of 55 litres of liquid chemical were also found in the ship.

  • February 12: Indian Navy arrested two persons off Rameswaram coast and seized components of around 2.9 tonnes from them used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Preliminary enquiry revealed that the IED components were being smuggled to the LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka.

  • January 23 Police have arrested eight suspected LTTE cadres from Tamil Nadu and seized more than two metric tons (2.2 US tons) of ball bearings that can be used for making mines. The arrested cadres had bought the bearings, manufactured in Mumbai, and were to planning to take them to Sri Lanka. Five of them were arrested on January 23-night in the capital Chennai, while three others were arrested on the same day from Tuticorin.

  • January 6: Outlook reports that fifty live rocket shells were netted by fishermen from the Palk Straits in waters off the Tamil Nadu coast in the past 15 days. The Israeli and German-made shells, packed in wooden boxes, are believed to have been abandoned by the LTTE. A Police official said, "The shells could have been jettisoned by militants while being transported to Sri Lanka after they were spotted by some Coast Guard officials."

Source: Compiled from English language media sources.

 

 

 

 

 
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