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Thursday, 09 September 2010
By Sumaiya Rizvi

The house of JVP MP Sunil Hadunetti was searched last night, The party media unit said yesterday.

“The house was raided by the Police yesterday night and they confiscated a large haul of posters that were to be used against the 18th Amendment,” JVP media unit said. According to the JVP the Police officers did not have a warrant to search the house and they believed it was a threat to stop the protest against the 18th Amendment. The team of Police officers had stormed MP Hadunetti’s house at 9.00 p.m. last night and demanded it be searched. Meanwhile the Police also tried to arrest a supporter of the party who was present at the moment without an arrest warrant, the party charged.

The posters stored in MP Hadunetti’s house were to be used in the campaign against the 18th Amendment by educating the public of the 18th Amendment and its adversities, party sources said
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