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Monday, 18 November 2013 - 12:52
UPDATE: Video: 14 connected to the Nindvur incident arrested.
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Fourteen out of the 21 persons arrested in connection with the Nindavoor incident were remanded till tomorrow.

 

That was after the suspects were produced before the Sammanturai Magistrate’s court yesterday.

 

On this occasion Sammanturai Chief Magistrate T. Karunakaran ordered six suspects under age 18 and one mentally ill person to be released on bail.

 

Legal action is being taken against these suspects under charges of damaging the public road by burning tires, causing undue obstruction to the public and behaving as members of an illegal meeting.

Update : Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 8:00 AM

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21 arrested in connection with Nindavur incident


According to the police sources, about 21 suspects allegedly involved and led the unrest at Nindavur – Akkaraipattu in Kalmunai have been arrested so far.

Police have also seized 8 bikes and 20 bicycles.

Expressing his views regarding the matter, the Police media Spokesman Ajith Rohana said that they were arrested under the allegations of burning tires and damaging the road, disturbing the public and being members of an illegal meeting.

A clash occurred between a group of STF personnel and a group of residents of Nindavur on Sunday night.

It has been revealed from initial investigations that villagers had staged protests alleging that officials in civvies were among police STF who participated in the patrol.



 
UPDATE: Tuesday Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 7:16 PM
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Tear gas used to disperse the protesters who blocked the Kalmunai - Akkaraipaththu main road



The Kalmunai – Akkaraipaththu main road was opened for traffic after police used tear gas to disperse the protesters this morning.

 

Traffic was disrupted at Nindavur on the Kalmunai Akkaraipaththu main road since yesterday after a group of protesters blocked the road.

 

However our correspondent Wasantha Chandrapala said that small groups of protesters are still remaining on by-roads in the area.

 

A clash occurred between a group of STF personnel and a group of residents of Nindavur on Sunday night.

 

Investigations revealed that the clash started following the residents in the area protested against some men in civvies accompanied a group of STF personnel when patrolling the area.

 

However Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that 14 persons who became violent were arrested.














Tuesday Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 1:38 PM
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Kalmunai - Akkaraipaththu main road open for traffic


The Kalmunai – Akkaraipaththu main road was opened for traffic after police used tear gas to disperse the protesters this morning.

Traffic was disrupted at Nindavur on the Kalmunai Akkaraipaththu main road since yesterday after a group of protesters blocked the road.

However our correspondent Wasantha Chandrapala said that small groups of protesters are still remaining on by-roads in the area.

Tuesday Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 11:26
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Police use tear gas to disprse Kalmunai Protestors.

Residents of Nindavoor who are protesting blocking the kalmunaui – Akkraipaththu road were dispersed short while ago using tear gas.

Tuesday Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 10:26
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Residents in nindavur are still on the road; a letter from Min. Wasu to President.

Minister Vaasudeva Naanayakkaara says that he took action to inform the President about the situation that had taken place in Nindavoor in Akkaraipattu.

The Minister said that he explained the situation by submitting a letter to the President.

A clash broke out between the STF squad who patrolled Nindavoor day-before-yesterday night and the villagers.

It has been revealed from initial investigations that villagers had staged protests alleging that officials in civvies were among police STF staff who participated in the patrol.

Residents are also engaged in a protest from yesterday up to now obstructing the main Akkaraipattu – Kalumunai Road.

Explaining to our news team with regard to the situation, Minister Vaasudeva Nanayakkara stated that he informed the President about the current situation in Nindavur.

  

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that an investigation had also commenced under DIG Ampara District V. Indran as to whether the STF officials connected with the incident had acted in violation of discipline.


UPDATE : Tuesday Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 8:16
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Residents block Akkaraipaththu Kalmunai road and stage a protest


A special investigation on the clash occurred between a group of STF personnel and a group of residents at Nindavur in Samanthurai has been initiated under the supervision of the DIG in Ampara Division.

Police Media Spokesman said that the DIG Ampara Division has visited the area to investigate the clash incident.

Investigations so far revealed that the residents in the area have protested a group of STF personnel who accompanied some men in civics in patrolling in Nindavur area.

Later residents have assaulted some police officers attached to the Samanthurai police when they visited the area to settle the dispute between the residents and the STF personnel.

A police inspector who injured during the assault was hospitalized.

Meanwhile a protest was held against the incident on the Akkaraipaththu Kalmunai road this afternoon.

The traffic on the main road was also blocked due to the protest.


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