Two policemen identified in Jaffna HR official assault

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 October 2004, 12:01 GMT]
Two policemen of Jaffna Police Mr.T.Dhanapala and Mr.Pushpamali Fernando were identified at the identification parade held Wednesday in Jaffna Magistrate's Court in connection with the alleged assault on Mr.Ruwan Chandrasekara, regional co-ordinator of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) and his associate Mr.S.Feroz on 27 September, legal sources said.

Mr.Ruwan Chandrasekara identified two policemen among the group who were allegedly assaulted him when he went to inquire about an arrested Tamil youth and kept in the police custody, the sources said.

The Magistrate Mr.R.T.Viknarajah later allowed the identified policemen on bail with a police officer as surety for each, the sources said.

About 46 policemen were produced for the identification parade along with about 322 laymen. The Magistrate said the identification parade would continue on Thursday, the sources said.

 

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