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A Police Sergeant attached to the security detail of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said.

They said another Policeman was also injured in the shooting.

Police said an individual had grabbed a pistol of one of the two Policemen, who were providing security to the judge’s vehicle, and fired at the Policeman and the Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who is a member of the trial-at-bar that is hearing the rape and murder of Vidya in Jaffna.

However, the judge escaped unhurt as the Policemen prevented the judge from getting off the vehicle.(DS)

 

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  • Jagath Leanage Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:29 AM

    O.M.G. Coming colours are not good.

    Senewi Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:49 AM

    This is mainly due to the relaxation of security in North/East under the "yahapalana Government"

    Maniya Sunday, 23 July 2017 01:14 PM

    Sorry to say, but, this is mainly due to the Police officer not being able to protect his gun.

    Lankan Sunday, 23 July 2017 01:26 PM

    This not just happening in the North and East, shootings happens in other parts of the country too!

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 23 July 2017 10:14 AM

    O.M.G. Is that organization regrouping again ?

    Snowy Sunday, 23 July 2017 10:55 AM

    First a blotched attempt to arrest a university student. Now two men come and grabs the weapon from the policeman and shoots him dead. The police has dropped to a new low. Time the Minister and the IGP resign or at least one of them.

    HemanthaS Sunday, 23 July 2017 11:29 AM

    My sympathies go to the family of the policeman who gave his life to protect the Judge. These are real heroes who carry out their duty to the letter. The public and the Police must give due recognition to this kind of valor.

    Thavaruban Sunday, 23 July 2017 11:31 AM

    RIP Sergeant! .We really Salute to him

    sg Sunday, 23 July 2017 12:36 PM

    This is a serious incident for both judiciary as well as healthy environment in Jaffna peninsula...

    ceylon Sunday, 23 July 2017 03:34 PM

    according to vip security what have to do isto avoid violence.just leave the spot for safety.actions taken is safeless as result shows. via DM Android App

    aNuam Sunday, 23 July 2017 04:50 PM

    basic martial arts and self defence should be taught to the forces. via DM Android App

    Gayan Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:53 PM

    The policeman would have been arrested if he had not died.

    Dr.Raghav Sharma Monday, 24 July 2017 03:11 PM

    I urge the Jaffna people and the Tamil diaspora to generously contribute financial aid directly to the family members and kindly take care of his children's education as well.We have a moral obligation


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