LTTE revival conspiracy case: A production executive from the Tamil film industry has been charged by the National Investigation Agency.

LTTE revival conspiracy case

LTTE revival conspiracy case: The NIA claims that Adilingam helped gather hawala money, or proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics, which was subsequently used to finance LTTE activities. In the supplementary chargesheet filed before the court, the agency has elaborated on the role of Adilingam in the entire conspiracy. The chargesheet reveals that the accused was working as a key operative of the major LTTE leaders/carders and drug traffickers, including Gunasekaran and his son Thilipan, both citizens of Sri Lanka.

  • Adilingam has been charged with conspiring and acting to revive the proscribed terrorist organization through illegal trade in narcotic drugs and arms.
  • He had also acted as an agent for the collection of hawala money obtained from the sale of narcotic drugs, which was further distributed to promote LTTE activities.
LTTE revival conspiracy case
LTTE revival conspiracy case

Before a special court for NIA cases in Ponnamallee, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has submitted a supplemental chargesheet that links Lingam, also known as Adilingam, to important LTTE commanders. Lingam is accused of working with Gunasekaran and his son Thillipan, both natives of Sri Lanka, to plan a narcotics and weaponry network to resurrect the LTTE in Sri Lanka and India. Lingam is said to have acted under the cover of a production executive in the Tamil film business

LTTE revival conspiracy case

In a case about the LTTE’s resurgence in Sri Lanka and India, the NIA has filed a charge sheet against a second accused—a production executive in the region’s film industry—before a special court in Tamil Nadu.

LTTE revival conspiracy case
LTTE revival conspiracy case

Charges on Adilingam

According to the federal anti-terror agency, Lingam A, also known as Adilingam, is the fourteenth accused to be charged in the case that was filed in 2022 and in which sixteen persons have been arraigned as accused thus far. Adilingam has been accused of planning and carrying out an illegal arms and narcotics trade to resurrect the banned terrorist group, according to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

LTTE revival conspiracy case
LTTE revival conspiracy case

Lingam, alias Adilingam, is the 14th accused to be charged in this case.

Adilingam has been charged with conspiring and acting to revive the proscribed terrorist organization through illegal trade in narcotic drugs and arms. He had also acted as an agent for the collection of hawala money obtained from the sale of narcotic drugs, which was further distributed to promote LTTE activities. In the supplementary chargesheet filed before the court, the agency has elaborated on the role of Adilingam in the entire conspiracy. The chargesheet reveals that the accused was working as a key operative of the major LTTE leaders/carders and drug traffickers, including Gunasekaran and his son Thilipan, both citizens of Sri Lanka.

 

Earlier, on June 15, 2023, the NIA had filed a chargesheet before the special court against 13 accused, charging them with hatching conspiracies in various parts of Tamil Nadu to carry out terrorist activities and drug trafficking in the territorial waters of the Indian Ocean. One such case was registered and investigated by the NIA Kochi Branch following the seizure of a huge consignment intercepted by central agencies in 2021. The consignment consisted of over 300 kgs of heroin, five AK-47s, and 1,000 rounds of Pakistan-made ammunition.

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