Kasargod: Subsidized Kerosene Diverted to LTTE from State?

Kasargod: Subsidized Kerosene Diverted to LTTE from State?

Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (SP)

Kasargod, Aug 8: The additional director general of police, Kerala intelligence wing, through an information sent to the police stations located in Kasargod and Kannur districts of the state, has shared with them the information, that a part of the subsides kerosene the government is supplying to the fishermen of the districts, is being sold to LTTE cadres for fuelling their activities.

The intelligence wing has learnt that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) wants fuel to power its boats and that it has engaged agents in these districts to collect kerosene and pass on the same to the LTTE. The police have learnt that such agents have been active in places like Talangare, Bekal and Ayikal.

Many fishermen are frustrated to learn that huge quantities of this scarce commodity, for getting which they have to struggle a lot, is being sold at a premium to LTTE. It may be noted that the blue kerosene which as per rules, is sold only through ration shops for nine rupees a litre, is available for sale in other shops for around Rs 25 per litre.

Boats of Tamil fishermen from Srilanka who are sympathetic to the LTTE cause, come near the sea shores of Trivendrum and other places. The middlemen are believed to be supplying kerosene to the LTTE through these boats.

In the recent past, policemen have been able to confiscate huge stocks of illegally stored kerosene from various spots. 1,400 litres of kerosene had been seized by them recently from a house in Anangoor and arrested a person. This was subsidized kerosene. The police are keeping an eye on other suspects and continuing with their investigations.


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  • Venu, Puttur/Oman

    Sun, Aug 10 2008

    This incident shows that for money people forget the country.Here punishment shall be given to those co-operative societies or shop owners who have licence to sell these ration goods.Imagine police found only kerosine what about other items like rice,wheat,sugar etc?

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  • Manjunatha C.N., Kasaragod/Bengaluru

    Fri, Aug 08 2008

    Oh God.Its shocking.Previously there was this pro-pakistani feelings,anti-nationalists sentiments here.Now LTTE support also.I dont know where is this going to reach.Only God can help us.Our fishermen dont have kerosene for their livelihood.

    The people must be booked and tried in the court of law and given vigorous punishment.Will it help,when both the political parties are interested only in vote bank politics.

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