Court directs police to ensure security to all communities in Muttur
[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 June 2006, 00:02 GMT]
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police has informed the Muttur Magistrate that it has identified the anti-social elements in Muttur town who were behind the printing and distributing an anonymous pamphlet threatening Muslim families to leave the town within a stipulated period, legal sources said.
The CID has further informed the Magistrate Mr.Manickavasagar Ganesharajah that it has taken steps to file legal action against the identified anti-social elements in law courts, legal sources said.
With the distribution of the anonymous pamphlet, large number of Tamil families left Muttur town for safer areas in Trincomalee town, civil society sources said.
Earlier the Magistrate directed the Police to conduct a full-scale inquiry into the publication and distribution of such anonymous pamphlet, legal sources said.
The Muttur Magistrate also directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) eastern region to take immediate steps to maintain law and order in Muttur town and also to ensure better security to all communities, legal sources said.
In the meantime, Mr.S.Elilan, Trincomalee district political head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said that some nefarious elements are trying to create tension between communities in Muttur town, sources said.