Croydon man who bought supplies for Tamil Tigers terrorist organisation jailed

Your Local Guardian: Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, aka AC Shanthan, purchased electronic and computer equipment for members of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE), known as the Tamil Tigers Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, aka AC Shanthan, purchased electronic and computer equipment for members of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE), known as the Tamil Tigers

A man who bought equipment for a banned terrorist organisation that could have been used to make a bomb has been jailed for two years.

Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, aka AC Shanthan, purchased electronic and computer equipment for members of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE), known as the Tamil Tigers.

The 52-year-old from Norbury was found guilty of charges relating to conspiracy to receive and receiving property that could be used for terrorism, at Kingston Crown Court on April 17.

A judge at the Old Bailey jailed him for two years for the conspiracy count and one year for receiving property; the sentences will run concurrently.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner John McDowall, head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism command and senior national co-ordinator counter terrorism, said: “Shanthan bought component parts which have been used in the past by the LTTE to make improvised explosive devices.

“He purchased electrical equipment including circuit boards, GPS and antenna equipment and sent it to Sri Lanka for terrorists to use.

“He spent more than £13,000 in just 14 months on military publications, manuals and guides to be used as reference for military attack planning, yet denied he was involved in any terrorist activity.

“This has been a complex investigation, which has involved a large volume of evidence gathered both in this country and abroad.”

Shanthan, of Upwood Road, Norbury, was arrested by officers from the Met’s counter terrorism command on June 21, 2007.

He was arrested again on May 6 last year.

Police searched his home and found receipts for items including Toughnote laptops – a make suited to outdoor use – head torches, and printed circuit boards.

Lithium coin cell batteries, transceivers, radio equipment, navigation systems and high power magnets intended for Tamil guerrillas in Sri Lanka were also found.

Membership of the LTTE in the UK, including taking part in activities supporting the group, fundraising and procuring equipment for it, was made illegal in 2001.

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2:25pm Fri 19 Jun 09

Brian Sewer Esq says...

Why couldnt they do a prisoner swop with sir lwankan authorities
Why couldnt they do a prisoner swop with sir lwankan authorities Brian Sewer Esq

11:47am Sat 20 Jun 09

cr2 says...

Ten years in a military glasshouse would have sorted out this dangerous unwanted thug.THank you
Ten years in a military glasshouse would have sorted out this dangerous unwanted thug.THank you cr2

11:23am Tue 23 Jun 09

ron da ron ron says...

I have contacted CG myself asking that my post be removed if it has broken any rule of theirs or indeed law. It is certainly not my intention to do so. I merely wished to provide information to those that care that is already very much in the public domain. Lastly I would like to stress that a person's political opinion is not reason for action against them other than to be challenged in an open and honest fashion. Anyone stupid enough to take an action outside of the law or even reason would receive my total condemnation
I have contacted CG myself asking that my post be removed if it has broken any rule of theirs or indeed law. It is certainly not my intention to do so. I merely wished to provide information to those that care that is already very much in the public domain. Lastly I would like to stress that a person's political opinion is not reason for action against them other than to be challenged in an open and honest fashion. Anyone stupid enough to take an action outside of the law or even reason would receive my total condemnation ron da ron ron

11:25am Tue 23 Jun 09

ron da ron ron says...

ron da ron ron wrote:
I have contacted CG myself asking that my post be removed if it has broken any rule of theirs or indeed law. It is certainly not my intention to do so. I merely wished to provide information to those that care that is already very much in the public domain. Lastly I would like to stress that a person's political opinion is not reason for action against them other than to be challenged in an open and honest fashion. Anyone stupid enough to take an action outside of the law or even reason would receive my total condemnation




On your knee's again!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ron da ron ron[/bold] wrote: I have contacted CG myself asking that my post be removed if it has broken any rule of theirs or indeed law. It is certainly not my intention to do so. I merely wished to provide information to those that care that is already very much in the public domain. Lastly I would like to stress that a person's political opinion is not reason for action against them other than to be challenged in an open and honest fashion. Anyone stupid enough to take an action outside of the law or even reason would receive my total condemnation[/p][/quote] On your knee's again!!!!! ron da ron ron

3:29pm Tue 23 Jun 09

NastyMrTom says...

ron da ron ron wrote:
ron da ron ron wrote: I have contacted CG myself asking that my post be removed if it has broken any rule of theirs or indeed law. It is certainly not my intention to do so. I merely wished to provide information to those that care that is already very much in the public domain. Lastly I would like to stress that a person's political opinion is not reason for action against them other than to be challenged in an open and honest fashion. Anyone stupid enough to take an action outside of the law or even reason would receive my total condemnation
On your knee's again!!!!!

Eugh ... not here eh Ron. You go looking for that kind of action somewhere a little more private.
Filthy man
[quote][p][bold]ron da ron ron[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ron da ron ron[/bold] wrote: I have contacted CG myself asking that my post be removed if it has broken any rule of theirs or indeed law. It is certainly not my intention to do so. I merely wished to provide information to those that care that is already very much in the public domain. Lastly I would like to stress that a person's political opinion is not reason for action against them other than to be challenged in an open and honest fashion. Anyone stupid enough to take an action outside of the law or even reason would receive my total condemnation[/p][/quote] On your knee's again!!!!![/p][/quote] Eugh ... not here eh Ron. You go looking for that kind of action somewhere a little more private. Filthy man NastyMrTom

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