Tense situation in Nintavur: tear gas used to disperse protestors (Video)

Tense situation in Nintavur: tear gas used to disperse protestors (Video)

Tense situation in Nintavur: tear gas used to disperse protestors (Video)

Written by Staff Writer

19 Nov, 2013 | 11:15 am

A group of people who were protesting in Nintavur since Monday, blocking the Kalmunei-Akkaraipattu road had been dispersed.  Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the police dispersed the protestors in the morning  by using  tear gas.
Residents of Nintavur staged a hartal on Monday blocking the Kalmunai – Pottuvil Road, over a clash that broke out in the area on Sunday night.
This hartal in Nintavur was staged over a clash that broke out between residents and Police Special Task Force personnel on Sunday night.  Residents say the clash broke out after the capture of an individual they suspect of being involved in several night-time robberies in the area.
The Chairman of the Nintavur Pradeshiya Sabha M.A.M. Thahir visited the scene of the incident and was injured in clashes that ensued. He is now receiving treatment in hospital.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that a group of Police STF personnel had patrolled the area on Sunday night  following complaints lodged regarding a number of robberies.
The Police Media Spokesperson said that two officers were dressed in civil attire and that the clash had broken out after the people became suspicious that the STF personnel were involved in the robberies.
He said that the STF personnel had fired into the air as a crowd control measure. A Police STF officer and a police officer have been hospitalised after sustaining injuries in the incident.

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