Court releases 42 Tamils arrested after Fort claymore attack

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 11:11 GMT]
Forty-two Tamil civilians arrested on May 24 in Fort area in Colombo following the claymore mine explosion at Reclamation Road were released by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Monday without any condition on a report from the police that all the suspects were not involved in any crime according to investigation conducted by the Terrorist Intelligence Unit, legal sources said.

The police did not object the release of the suspects.

The police stated that they have no evidence to implicate the suspects in any offence.

The claymore explosion targeting the army vehicle took place on May 24.

Meanwhile, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Monday ordered the release of two more Tamils who were produced on a report that they were not in possession of national identity card at that time of arrest on June 3, legal sources said.

Counsels Mr.T.Saravanarajah and Mr.Sudharma Banadarathilaka appeared for the suspects.

 

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