Argument between TNA MP and police: Public Security Minister calls for report

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By Norman Palihawadane

Public Security Minister Tiran Alles has called for a report on an incident involving Tamil National People’s Front leader MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam and police officers in Jaffna.The Ministry of Public Security said it would report the facts to court today regarding the incident.The incident happened while MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam was meeting a group of people in Mardhan Karni Vadamarachchi East in Jaffna last Friday.The MP told the media that some individuals who arrived there identifying themselves as police intelligence officers threatened and attacked him. One of them pulled out a pistol and threatened to kill him, the MP said. Denying his allegation, the police have said he had turned aggressive and scolded them.


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