Eastern Provincial Minister surrenders to courts in assault case

[TamilNet, Monday, 27 July 2009, 16:45 GMT]
The Eastern Provincial Minister of Agriculture Mr.Thuraiappah Navaratnarajah and two others were allowed in personal bail in a sum of rupees One Hundred Thousand each when they surrendered in Kalmunai Magistrates’ Court Monday through his lawyer in an assault case. According to police reports to court the provincial minister and two others were alleged to have assaulted a Muslim civilian with their hands, legs and guns. The incident had taken place on July 13 when the victim had been driving his three-wheeler along Maruthamunai-Kalmunai road.

Kalmunai Magistrate Mr.N.M.M.Abdullah directed the suspects to make statements to the police and fixed the case for inquiry on August 18.

Kalmunai Magistrate Mr.N.M.M.Abdullah July 14 issued open warrant against the provincial minister and other suspects and directed the police to arrest them and produce in court and fixed the case for July 27.

When the case was taken up Monday all the three suspects surrendered through their Attorney-at-Law and pleaded that they had come to understanding with the complainant to settle the case.

The complainant told court that he had consented to settle the dispute.

However the Magistrate directed the provincial minister and two others to make statements to the Kalmunai Police and directed them to appear in court on August 18.


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