3RD LEAD (Correction)

Policeman, civilian injured in gunfire in Mannar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 September 2006, 10:34 GMT]
A Sri Lanka policeman was injured when unidentified men fired at the policeman Wednesday evening around 6.15 p.m. at Uppukulam in Mannar town. The injured police constable was identified as Upali Bandara, a member of the Police Intelligence Unit.

A Tamil civilian, 29 year old Gabriel Charles of Siruthoppu was injured when additional troops rushed to the site opened fire. The injured police constable was taken to Anuradhapura hospital by an ambulance the same day around 7 p.m. The injured Tamil youth was admitted to the Mannar general hospital.

The Mannar Police took the wounded Tamil youth into custody in connection with the shooting and has deployed police guard for the ward where the Tamil civilian has been warded.

Meanwhile, Mannar Additional Magistrate T.J. Prabakaran, on Thursday, issued order on remand to the victim till Monday, rejecting the initial request by the Police for a 14-day remand, legal sources said.


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