Police record statements from Nelliady victims

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 December 2002, 16:47 GMT]
The Jaffna Police Friday recorded statements from three traders in Nelliady area and an employee of the Janasakthi Insurance Corporation regarding the attack by the Police on last Tuesday on civilians when they were picketing the Eelam Peoples Democratic party (EPDP) office against its presence in Nedunthivu and elsewhere in the peninsula, sources said.

All three traders told the Police that they sustained injuries in the attack when the Police forcibly entered their business establishments on the day of incident and started firing at random.

Mr. Ratnasabapathy Sureranjan (26), insurance field officer, in his statement said that the police had assaulted him when he was on his way to attend to official work in Nelliady.

Meanwhile, Point Pedro acting Magistrate Mr.M.Thirunavukkarasu Friday allowed surety bail for all the fourteen civilians who were arrested and remanded in connection with the picketing in front of the Nelliady office of the EPDP.

Fifty thousand surety bail was placed on each suspect and instructed to appear and mark their attendance at the Point Pedro magistrate court every Monday and Friday each week.


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