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Jaffna HC Judge escapes unhurt in shooting incident

22 July 2017 06:23 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan, who is a member of the trial-at-bar that is hearing the rape and murder of Vidya in Jaffna, escaped unhurt following a shooting incident at Nallur in Jaffna this evening, but his police body guard was injured, police said.

Initial police investigations revealed that thegunman had grabbed a pistol of one of the two policemen, who were providing security to the judge’s vehicle, and fired at the policeman. Then the gunman had attempted to fire at the judge, who tried to get down from the vehicle, but the other policeman had prevented the judge from getting off the vehicle.

Later the injured policeman, identified as Police Sergeant Hemachandra was admitted to the Jaffna Teaching hospital by the judge.


Video by Gobi Ranjan

  Comments - 12

  • Bala Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:56 PM

    Well I suppose every province of our country has its own underworld to pressurise judges, state officers, police etc.This is simply because the law is not admiinistered evenly by both Police Ag's Dept Legislature and Judiciary. Good example of inequality is how the big politicos go to hospital or get bail and politicos who do not declare assets get away with Rs.1000 per year fine.

    Roshan Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:55 AM

    Now people should realize the value of Gota.

    lanka Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:00 PM

    There are enough Police,Army,Navy but no law and order in Jaffna!

    SL Sunday, 23 July 2017 06:14 AM

    No matter how many officers are there, their hands are tied.

    Jacob Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:14 AM

    They all are restricted to camps to allow development of these kind of groups.

    SLK Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:37 AM

    If police shoot suspects,police person will be arrested,If PC does not shoot ,thugs will shoot police.PCs are on the fence with this spineless gvt

    cineha Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:06 PM

    This is the reality.....see how poorly trained are our police personal........two police personal couldn't target the would be assailant at close range in board day light....some newly recruited police personal are not even the height of an AK47 assault rifle.....politics.........

    rama Sunday, 23 July 2017 04:59 AM

    why dont you appreciate 2dn plicemen who avoid the injury of judge. dont see negative side always.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:25 AM

    This is not what we expected from යහපාලනය . We wanted to live in peace .

    Raj Sunday, 23 July 2017 11:16 AM

    This is not the first time this courageous Judge faced a gunfire.

    Buddika Sunday, 23 July 2017 11:22 AM

    Immediate steps must be taken to arrest and prosecute those who are responsible for this. Although some appear to have forgotten, Justice Sarath Ambepitiya was assasinated some years back by Potta Naufer. While condeming this attack, I must state that what has happened is not unique to the North as some have pointed out. These type of things should not be allowed to happen any where in the country and it's high time that the security of judges be increased.

    Senewi Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:22 PM

    This crime may have been planned by the suspects of Vidya's murder case.

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