Tamil Diplomat

Court throws out ‘Confession’ and release ex- combatant

Suntharalingam Kanesalingam (aged 26) of Aalankerny,Kinniya was acquitted of charges  and released after the Jaffna Magistrate court found that, a “ confession” supposed to be given in the presence of an ASP, is in fact not given in the presence of the said ASP.

He was arrested by the TID and was sent for rehabilitation in 2009. He was again arrested on 2012.4.27th accused of attacking the Army in Pooneryn in 2008. A case was filed against him in 2013 and a confession was submitted as evidence. The suspect was released after the court was convinced that, the confession was in fact “Extracted by force”.