Posted on 05.17.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court decided to release Ajanthan who was detained at the Batticaloa remand prison for six months under false charges.
He had been arrested in last November for suspicion in connection with killing of two police officers in Vavuntiv. In the incident, Ajanthan and another suspect had been arrested on suspicion of stabbing and killing of two police officers. However, one has been released on bail, but the police did not agree to release Ajanthan.
Police say that after the extremists brutal attack on 21st April, they were able to identify the people who involved in the killing of the police officers. After the disclosure of the extremists who had abducted and murdered the policemen to seize the firearms, it was proved that Ajanthan had been falsely accused of the murder.
Ajanthan was a LTTE cadre, a father of five children and had been released from a rehabilitation camp, after the war.
However, the police managed to detain him for 6 months on false charges, under the powers of ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’. No relief was received by the police or the judiciary to the appeals made by his wife and relatives for bringing justice.