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JVP members taken into custody at Kurunegala while pasting posters

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 11:18

The two suspects who were taken into custody while pasting posters against the imprisonment of General Sarath Fonseka were released on bail by the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate yesterday. It is noteworthy that a large number of lawyers appeared in Courts on behalf of the suspects. They were taken into custody early morning yesterday while pasting the posters carrying the slogans – ‘Stop nasty vengeance! Release former Army Commander immediately! Condemn the punishment in vengeance! Let us rally to free Mr Fonseka!’

The lawyers who appeared for the accused pointed out that the freedom under Section 14 of the Constitution has been violated with the custody of these members.

However when the Police informed the Courts that they have to take advice from the Attorney General in this regard, the case was put off till 11th of this month. The Court then ordered to release the two members of JVP on Rs 50000 physical bail.
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