A demonstration is currently underway on the Kalmunai- Akkaraipathu Road by residents of Nindavur after a showdown late last night between the residents of the village and the Police Special Task Force.
The incident had occurred after STF personnel had gone into the village in civilian clothing.
A decision had earlier been taken by local authorities to demand identity cards from strangers visiting the village after 9.p.m. following a rise in robberies and crimes in the area.
The village vigilance group had demanded identity of the STF personnel who were in civvies and one had failed to provide identity which had resulted in the showdown.
Reports said that shots had been fired but no injuries had been reported.
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