Jaffna youth fined for violating election law

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 March 2004, 14:50 GMT]
The Jaffna Magistrate Mr.R.T.Viknarajah Monday imposed a fine of one thousand rupees on a Tamil youth and ordered him to pay another one thousand rupees for charity when he pleaded guilty to the charge of violating election laws by pasting posters in public place, legal sources said

The Jaffna Police arrested the youth named Murugesu Krishnasamy on Saturday when he was allegedly pasting election posters in support of a Tamil National Alliance candidate contesting in the Jaffna electoral district, legal sources said.

He was charged under Section 74-1 (E) of the Election Ordinance Act of 1981.

He was produced in court on Monday, legal sources said.

 

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