Policemen, thugs attack Tamil Village Officer in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Monday, 01 November 2010, 07:00 GMT]
Sri Lanka policemen in civil dress attached to Ea’raavoor police with two thugs assaulted the Tamil Village Officer K. Jeganathan Saturday evening for having produced documents in Tha’lavaay police station that the lands encroached by Muslims in Tha’lavaay legally belong to Tamils, sources in Batticaloa said. They had also destroyed the said documents in possession of the Village Officer.
The Tamils of Tha’lavaay in Ea’raavoor Pattu in Chengkaladi Village Officer division in Batticlaoa district had complained of encroachment of their lands by Muslims to Jeganathan and he had brought the complaint to the notice of Tha’lavaay police.
He had submitted the relevant documents proving the ownership of the complainants which the police had found satisfactory.
The Muslim encroachers had arranged the policemen and the two thugs to assault Jaeganathan and to destroy the documents, according to complaints made by him to Ea’raavoor Divisional Secretary and Ea’raavoor police.