Jaffna violence: 43 suspects further remanded

Jaffna violence: 43 suspects further remanded

June 3, 2015   01:43 pm

A batch of 43 persons who were recently arrested for unruly behavior near the Jaffna court complex have been further remanded until June 12.

The suspects were today produced before the Jaffna Magistrate, who ordered that they be further remanded.

An Indian national is also among the arrested persons, according to Ada Derana court reporter.

Meanwhile another batch of 45 suspects arrested over the same incident were remanded until June 09 by the court.

On May 20, a total of 130 were arrested during protests as Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, who were demanding that authorities hand over nine men who were arrested over the gang-rape and murder of a 17-year-old schoolgirl in Jaffna.

Shops, banks and schools were closed as the protests brought Jaffna to a standstill.


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