Sept 30 (NIE) The State Government on Saturday submitted before the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal an affidavit, and supporting documents, justifying the notification issued by the Union Home Ministry banning the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the country.
The affidavit and supporting documents also contained information on banned groups, such as the Tamil National Retrieval Group, Tamil Nadu Liberation Front and Tamil Nadu Liberation army, all with alleged secessionist objectives, and their overt and covert activities. There was also evidence on cadre of some of these organisations who received their training from the LTTE in Sri Lanka and later sent back to TN.
MDMK general secretary Vaiko posed several questions through the judge to the officer, including if he knew about the dismantling of the PFLT, the political wing of the Tigers, as early as in 1991, when the LTTE was still a legal association in the country.
To this, the officer replied that the PFLT had not been officially dissolved and no communication to that effect had been made by leaders of the LTTE.
The officer also mentioned that one case has been filed under Section 10 (A) of the Unlawful Activities Act in Tiruchy since 2010. The next hearing of the tribunal has been posted to October 20 and 21 in Kodaikanal.