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Shooting incident in Pt. Pedro: IGP sends SIU unit to investigate

9 July 2017 09:15 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


IGP Pujith Jayasundara had ordered a Special Investigation Unit (SIU) led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to be sent to Jaffna from Police Headquarters, Colombo to investigate the shooting incident that took place in the Point Pedro area, where a person was shot dead and two others escaped, Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Mr. Gunasekara said that a lorry carrying sand was shot at in the Manalkaduwa area in Point Pedro after it drove through a police checkpoint disregarding police orders to stop.

He said a tense situation had occured thereafter but that the police had been able to bring the situation under control and secure the area.

Mr. Gunasekara assured that an impartial investigation would be carried out by the SIU team that was due to reach the area by dawn tomorrow.

He said the police was conducting a search operation in the area to arrest the two persons that had escaped following the shooting. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 6

  • ceylon Monday, 10 July 2017 06:15 PM

    what happened to ambiliyiya crime .asp led police thugs killed young father for not giving 2 bottlrs of arak.that asp is in jail now. via DM Android App

    jeyasingam Monday, 10 July 2017 05:06 AM

    This is not a communal thing. Law abiding citizens of Jaffna has been silently suffering because of these organised gangs. It is high time that the police act and put a stop to these criminal activities. Most police stations refuse to take actions when complained. I am glad finally some officer has decided to act on these gangs!!

    Snowy Monday, 10 July 2017 08:44 AM

    A lorry load of sand was worth more than a human life. The wonder of Asia of course.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 10 July 2017 11:27 AM

    Worse, according to Police training the tyres of the lorry are more precious than human life.

    Shan Monday, 10 July 2017 02:59 PM


    Shan Monday, 10 July 2017 03:01 PM

    Police suppose to chase and catch the suspects, not just standing and demanding something.

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