New Delhi, March 20: A PIL was today filed in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged role of the Indian government in “collaborating” with the Sri Lankan security forces in the “genocide”of 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final phase of the war against the LTTE.
The petition filed by a Singapore-based Sri Lankan Tamil, A. Kanesalingam, claimed that the alleged Indian collaboration had been clearly mentioned in the findings of a “panel of experts” appointed by the UN secretary general in fixing the accountability for the “genocide.”
Kanesalingam said he is a practising lawyer in Singapore and had been rendering humanitarian service to the Tamils affected by the armed conflict during the past 29 years.
The petitioner said under Sections 3 and 4 of the IPC a person residing in India who commits a crime outside the country can be charged and tried in India.
“The CBI is under a duty to investigate any complaint that there was collaboration between the two governments in a war which had mass killings of civilians,” the petition said, adding that the panel had found that there was evidence that 40,000 Tamil civilians were intentionally targeted and killed by the Sri Lankan armed forces.