Saiva priest, trustee continue to be detained in Jaffna Prison

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 November 2008, 12:37 GMT]
Of the seven persons including two Saiva priests, three trustee board members and two devotees arrested by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers at Cheera'ni Naakapoosa'ni Amman temple claiming that weapons were found in the search conducted in the temple precincts earlier, five were released from prison with instructions from the Sri Lanka Attorney General (AG), when they were produced at Mallaakam Court before magistrate T. J. Pirapakaran, Friday. One Saiva priest and one trustee board member were ordered continued detention in Jaffna.

Eleven persons were arrested by the SLA in the search, and seven of them had been languishing in Jaffna Prison for weeks.

 

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