3 JVP journalists to be detained, JVP supporter abducted

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 September 2009, 11:28 GMT]
Journalist Sahlika Wimalasena, Daya Nathasingha, and photo journalist Ravindra Pushpakumara of “Lanka”, the official newspaper of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), are to be served detention order by the defence Ministry for further interrogation, according to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Anura Senanayake, to the media. Police said they took them into custody when they entered a private land without permission and alleged that they were filming a construction site of a new house of a VIP in the Southern Province.

Meanwhile, an active member of the JVP is reported to have been abducted Thursday evening by a group of ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) supporters in Ranna in Tangalle police division in Southern province.

JVP spokesman confirmed the abduction to the media.

He added some JVP supporters were putting up posters when the UPFA gang attacked them and abducted one of them. A JVP candidate was also attacked when he subsequently arrived at the scene.

Police confirmed that there was a complaint of abduction and an incident where a candidate was injured.

 

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