12 persons including an Islamist Priest were arrested by the military at Puthukudiyiruppu in Mannar and they have then been handed over to the Mannar Police by the military yesterday.
These 12 persons were arrested on the accusation of being the members of the National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ). They have been arrested during the Search Operations which were being carried out by the military since yesterday morning.
All those arrested are being investigated at the custody of Mannar Police.
Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that Search Operations are still being carried out by the military in Mannar.