Seven SLA soldiers discharged from murder case

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 January 2004, 15:17 GMT]
The Chavakachcheri Magistrate Mr.P.Subramaniam Friday, on the instruction of the Attorney General, discharged all seven soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who were arrested and later released on bail in connection with the murder of a Tamil civilian, Pararajasingham Parameswaran, of Kodikamam in the year 2000. The magistrate made the order , legal sources said.

Parameswaran was shot dead on 8th January 2000 by SLA soldiers along the Kodikamam-Kachchai road. On a complaint by residents of the area seven soldiers from the army camp located in the area were arrested and remanded in Jaffna prisons.

Later they were released on bail, according to security sources.

The Chavakachcheri Magistrate Friday made the order discharging all the seven soldiers from this case on the instruction of the Attorney General, legal sources said.

According to army sources the youth was shot dead by SLA soldiers when he attempted to throw a hand grenade at the army camp.

However, residents of the area alleged that SLA soldiers were inebriated at the time of the incident and had dragged the youth into their camp and shot him for no apparent reason, sources said.


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