Dematagoda abduction case: suspects released on bail
January 6, 2016 05:23 pm
The 8 suspects arrested and remanded over the Dematagoda abduction incident, involving a vehicle belonging to MP Hirunika Premachandra, were released on bail today after being produced in an identification parade.
The suspects, who were identified by witnesses during the identification parade, were each ordered released on two personal bails of Rs 100,000 each by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.
The magistrate, while ordering their release on bail, warned them against intimidating any of the witnesses in the case and said it would lead to them being remanded again.
On December 21, a 34-year-old man was abducted and assaulted by a group of individuals who had arrived in a Land Rover Defender which is reportedly owned by MP Hirunika Premachandra.
It was later revealed that a clandestine love affair between the victim and the wife of one of the suspects had led to the incident.