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Police beat up protestors demanding abducted ‘Mervyn’

Police have reportedly beaten up participants of a protest against the abduction of a suspect in a drug case while in prison custody.  This morning (Feb. 14), family members and friends of Nethias Chandrapala alias ‘Kudu Mervyn’ demonstrated in front of the Hulftsdorp court complex.

 After an exchange of words, police had beaten up the protestors.

 To protest the incident, lawyers led by senior lawyer J.C. Weliamuna were due to stage an agitation at noon.

‘Mervyn’ was kidnapped by six armed men in a white van yesterday as he was being detained by prison officials after the Colombo high court granted him bail.

 He was handcuffed at the time, and the gang had threatened the prison officers at gunpoint to seize him.


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