NEW DELHI

‘Deport Prabakaran to India’

Demanding action: Members of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front led by M. S. Bitta outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in the Capital on Thursday.

Demanding action: Members of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front led by M. S. Bitta outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in the Capital on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Photo: V. Sudershan

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A delegation led by All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman M. S. Bitta called on the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, C. R. Jayasinghe, here on Thursday and handed over a memorandum addressed to the island country’s President demanding that LTTE chief Prabakaran be deported to India.

Welcoming President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s call to the LTTE chief and his men to surrender, Mr. Bitta said: “Your emboldened decision comes as an assured step to end the terror regime of the Tigers that has greatly influenced the social-political scenario of not only Sri Lanka but the entire sub-continent. The LTTE chief is responsible for the unprecedented loss of both life and property. The deplorable act of assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is unpardonable. Besides, many political luminaries of Sri Lanka have also been killed by the LTTE. The crime committed by Prabakaran invites stringent punishment.”

Mr. Bitta said the Sri Lankan Government should capture the LTTE chief alive and deport him to India for a speedy trial for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

“It is necessary to get Prabakaran alive in order to get important information regarding his secret alliances with terrorist organisations and other vested interests and most importantly to know the people behind the killing of Rajiv Gandhi,” he added.

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