The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet in a special court at Poonamallee against six persons, accused of attempting to revive the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organisation.
Letchumanan Mary Franciska of Chennai, Kenniston Fernando, 58, of Thoothukudi, K. Baskaran, 55, Johnson Samuvel, 33, G. Dharmendran, 40, E. Mohan, 64, of Chennai were cited as accused.
The case was registered in 2021 by Q Branch CID Chennai and later taken over by the NIA on January 18 this year. It pertains to a criminal conspiracy to revive the LTTE by committing forgery for cheating, besides using forged documents to divert funds, lodged in dormant accounts, to commit unlawful and terror activities.
During investigation, it was found that Letchumanan Mary Franciska, Kenniston Fernando and Baskaran entered into a conspiracy with foreign entities to siphon off deposits in dormant bank accounts through Indian identity documents, obtained by forging, to revive, revamp and regroup LTTE in India and Sri Lanka. They were abetted by Johnson Samuvel, Dharmendran and Mohan in forging the documents, the charge sheet said. (The Hindu)
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