Tense Situation At Point Pedro: Angry Villagers Attack Police Post, Quarters: STF Deployed

A tense situation has occurred in Point Pedro, Jaffna, with angry villagers attacking a police post and a temporary quarters of Police officials in protest of the shooting incident in Point Pedro, last evening.

Police sources said the Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed in area to beef up the security.

The Police opened fire at a lorry that was transporting sand on Sunday evening when it did not heed orders to stop at a checkpoint, One person died as a result of the incident.

The Police Media Unit, this morning, said two Police officers had been interdicted and arrested in connection with the incident.

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) is currently conducting an investigation into the incident, the Police Media Unit added.





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