Jaffna court allows bail for University student to sit final exam

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 October 2008, 16:10 GMT]
Jaffna magistrate court allowed cash bail for a Jaffna University, Agricultural Final year student arrested by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in the search conducted Thursday following the attack on SLA soldiers guarding the electricity transformer in Kokkuvil, Jaffna, so that he could appear for his examination Monday, sources in Jaffna said. The student had filed a petition seeking bail in Jaffna courts, and Jaffna police who produced him and two others before Jaffna magistrate Monday said they have no objection to the three arrestees being granted bail.

The final year undergrad is Balasubramaniam Pirakalathan and the other two civilians arrested in the search are Nalliah Rajeswaran and Mahendrarajah Uthayakumar.

SLA soldiers arrested the three in the cordon and search conducted in Kokkuvil area following the Thursday attack seriously injuring three soldiers, and had handed them over to Chunnaakam police who later turned them over to Jaffna police.

Jaffna police produced the three arrestees Monday before Jaffna Magistrate Vasanthsenan who allowed 25,000 rupees cash bail and ordered them to sign a register at Jaffna police station every Sunday.

 

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