The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bangalore police in India has arrested three Sri Lankan nationals staying at an apartment in the city.

It is suspected that the trio has potential links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a banned insurgent outfit from Sri Lanka.

According to Indian media reports, CCB officials arrested three Sri Lankans named Kasin Kumar, Amila Nuwan, and Ranga Prasad and an Indian national named Paramesh, alias “Jack”, who rented them the apartment in Yelahanka, a suburb of Bangalore. Paramesh allegedly has a murder case previously registered against him.

During the questioning, CCB officials found that the suspects have links with the Sri Lankan underworld, as Indian media quoted a source as saying.

While Nuwan has five murder cases registered against him in the neighbouring country, Kumar has four, and Prasad has two cases of assault and murder, according to reports.