now remands a cop
By Chris Kamalendran
The LTTE on Friday 'remanded' a police constable who was taken into
custody after he mistakenly ventured into an LTTE-controlled area
in the Jaffna peninsula.
Reserve Police Constable Ananda Gunesekera was remanded by a Kilinochchi
LTTE court on Friday until March 14. RPC Gunesekera was arrested
after he accidentally went into LTTE-controlled area while on his
way to report to duty at a new station. The policeman was in uniform.
Thellipalai police post for several months he was transferred to
Muhamalai on Thursday. After he reached Jaffna he boarded a CTB
bus to go to Muhamalai. Reaching the last Army checkpoint in Muhamalai,
the constable had inquired from the sentries directions to the Muhamali
police post. He was directed to proceed further. Not knowing that
he was heading towards LTTE-controlled area, the constable journeyed
in the bus passing the no man's land and into LTTE area.
The LTTE arrested him for entering their area in uniform and handed
him to the Pallai LTTE police station.
had retained a lawyer who appealed for his release as he had entered
the area by mistake, but the request was turned down. Meanwhile,
the soldier who has been taken into custody by the LTTE after entering
into an LTTE-controlled area has been remanded until March 24.
The case came
up on February 13 for the third time but his lawyer’s request
for release was turned down. The LTTE police stated that investigations
into the incident had not been completed. The soldier was arrested
by the LTTE in Welioya on Christmas eve. The Sunday Times learns
that both service personnel are detained at the Killinochi detention