Many members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a prohibited Sri Lankan terrorist organisation, fled to other countries, including India, after the group’s defeat at the hands of Sri Lankan forces in the 2009 civil war. While New Delhi has also banned the LTTE, it has garnered some sympathy among Tamil-speakers in India.
Gaspar Raj Marian Paulian, a terrorist who used to supply arms to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Sri Lankan Tamil terrorist group, and is wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been hiding in India, Subramanian Swamy, a senor BJP leader and parliamentarian has revealed on Monday.
Swamy produced a copy of a court case against Paulian, also known as ‘Father Gaspar Raj’, in the Eastern District Court of New York.
The alleged LTTE arms supplier is facing charges under US Code 2339B (providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation) and US Code 371 (conspiring to defraud the United States) among other section of US law, as per the case’s document.
Nine of Gaspar’s associates have also been named in the American judicial proceedings.
Swamy has alleged that not only is Gaspar hiding in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, he is also being sheltered there by an opposition parliamentarian Kanimozhi, who is from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
The DMK, a federal and state-level partner of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), last month came…