Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) yesterday informed Chief Magistrate, Kusala Sarojini Weerawardene, that the Army Major taken into custody over the transfer of army secrets to the LTTE, has sold Army secrets in return for monetary considerations according to an understanding reached with LTTE Intelligence Deputy Chief, Kapil Amman.
The Major has gone into hiding in tiger controlled areas after committing a murder during the last local government election. He had met one Newton, who introduced him to Kapil Amman.
The TIB has taken into custody seven suspects, including a medical officer, a soldier, a police constable and two members of the underworld, suspected to be involved in selling army secrets for money.
Investigations are being conducted while suspects have been detained at the Boosa detention camp on a detention order issued by the Defence Secretary. They were brought to court yesterday afternoon, under tight security, for an identification parade.