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Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 18:35
CID initiates investigations with regard to the shooting at Batticaloa land director, who objected to the Eravur land encroachment exposed by HIRU, CIA
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The investigations on the shooting at the director of the Land Reform Commission of Batticaloa District have been handed over to the CID.

Police said that 5 police investigation teams have also been deployed with regard to the incident.  

Statements have been recorded from 20 persons in connection with the shooting so far.

Director of the Land Reform Commission Wimalaraj Nation was shot at, at his residence in Kalavanchikudi at 7pm yesterday.

Police investigations revealed that two gunmen who arrived on a motor cycle carried out the shooting and fled the scene.

An eyewitness told our news team that one of the gunmen alighted from the motor bicycle, walked to Wimalaraj’s house, shot at him and fled.

Land Director Wimalaraj was rushed to Batticaloa hospital and, a hospital spokesman told our news team that a bullet has hit one of his arms.

HIRU CIA investigative program exposed this land encroachment recently.

During the interview with HIRU CIA, the land director complained that a certain group had harassed him seeking legal action against the encroachment.

Following the HIRU CIA exposure, a group of encroachers who had put up structures in state lands were produced before Courts.

Meanwhile, views were expressed on the shooting in several media conferences and in parliament today as well.

Several TNA MP insisted that an immediate investigation should be conducted over the incident.

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