Court refuses to withdraw arrest order on Eastern PC Minister

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 July 2009, 03:45 GMT]
Kalmunai Magistrate, N. M. M. Abdullah, Tuesday, refused to withdraw the arrest order he passed on Eastern Provincial Minister Thuraiappah Navaratnarajah and some of his escorts for alleged assault on a Muslim civilian Sunday, legal sources in Kalmunai said.

The victim, Zeinulabdeen Nasrulla, was traveling in his three-wheeler while the suspects in their white colored pick-up vehicle when the said altercation between the parties occurred.

The Kalmunai Police made a written motion to the Kalmunai Magistrate requesting that Court to withdraw the arrest order on the Provincial Minister, and instead to serve summons on him to appear before Court.

Magistrate Abdullah refused the request and made a firm order that the Minister and his escorts be arrested and produced before Court as scheduled on July 27, legal sources said.



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