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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2583

Dirty" Sethu and "Rowdy" Rajan found guilty of attacking Tamil Broadcasting Corporation in London

London, 31 March, (Asiantribune.com): A bench of three magistrates in the Harrow Magistrates Court found Nadarajah Sethurupan (better known as "Oothai (Dirty Sethu") and "Rowdy" Rajan, guilty of violating the peace and causing damages to the Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) on 8 June 2006. Both are known as active agents of the LTTE. "Dirty" Sethu, ran the Oslo based Nitharsanam.com, threatening and attacking Tamils opposed to the LTTE.

The case was filed by the Metropolitan Police before the Harrow Magistrate Court on the violence in front of the Tamil Broadcasting Corporation.

Nadarajah Sethurupan, Oothai (Dirty Sethu"), Anushriskumar Thamotherampillai (alias "Rowdy" Rajan) and Kandiah Uthayasekaran, were accused of causing disturbances in front of the TBC and acting in a threatening manner towards four persons attached to the radio station. The case was heard on 29 and 30 of March.

The Magistrates heard the evidence of eye-witnesses: Mrs Sivajini Ramaraj (broadcaster), Vishvalingam Sivalingam (Political analyst of TBC) and Armugam Vivekananthan (panel member in TBC political discussion programme).

Subsequent to the examination of the police witnesses the court continued with the trial on 30th against the three accused in the case.

According to the police sources, the court acquitted Kandiah Uthayasekaran the brother of The Times Travel proprietor Kandiah Suthaharan alleged to be a gang leader in London and a brother of late Henry who was earlier the bodyguard of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran.

Police sources further revealed that the two accused persons found guilty were allowed on bail and their sentencing expected on 20 April.

- Asian Tribune -

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