16 June 2011
Three undergraduates who had been held under detention orders in the Mirihana Police for allegedly conspiring against the State had been taken to the CID for further interrogations, Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) yesterday charged.
IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara yesterday said that the detained undergraduates were allegedly forced to give statements and a fresh detention order had been taken for 30 days for further interrogation by the CID. However, Nugegoda Division SSP Deshabandu Tennakoon said the three undergraduates were held under the custody of the Mirihana Police said that a fresh detention order was taken for a week to further interrogate them on the charges.
Four students of the Jayewardenepura University were arrested by the Mirihana police last Sunday.
The arrested undergraduates were produced in Courts on Monday and one student was released on bail while three others were held with the Mirihana Police under detention orders for 48 hours for further interrogation.
According to the IUSF, the undergraduates were arrested by the Mirihana Police last Sunday under charges of conspiring against the government. However, the Police claim that it was the J’pura Vice Chancellor Dr. N.L.A. Karunaratne who handed them over to the Police due to some incidents related to ragging.