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Court gives bail to 176 suspects

Jul 5, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) investigating into Saturday’s attack on the Mattakkuliya Police station yesterday produced 176 suspects including several women before Colombo Additional Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara. After lengthy submissions by CCD officials and the Counsel for the suspects the Magistrate granted Rs 50,000 each personal bail for the suspects. Granting bail for the suspects the Magistrate directed them to appear in court again on July 28. The Magistrate also directed the investigators to file a comprehensive report in connection with their investigations on the next date. Senior SP Ranaweera of the CCD who appeared for the prosecution with CCD, OIC Hemantha Dickovita filed a report in connection with their ongoing investigations into the Mattakkuliya Police Station attack and said that three of the suspects now in custody had weapons in their possession. The other suspects had damaged public property. Answering the Magistrate Senior SP Ranaweera said that they have not produced any of the suspects before an identification parade.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/07/06/sec01.asp