Jaffna undergrads in murder case released on bail

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 October 2004, 15:50 GMT]
Jaffna High Court Mr.K.P.S.Varatharajah Thursday ordered bail for Mr. Jeyabalasingham Thushikanth and Mr.Ratnasingham Thavaseelan, both undergrads of Jaffna University. They were among the eight suspects remanded in connection with the murder of Arunasalam Muththiah of Punnailaikadduwan on 9 September this year, legal sources said.

Of the eight suspects six including two undergrads were detained in Jaffna prisons on the orders of Jaffna Magistrate, the sources said.

The HC Judge allowed two undergrads in cash bail of ten thousand rupees each and two hundred thousand rupees surety bail. Bail applications on behalf of the other six suspects were rejected by the High Court, the sources said.

Jaffna University Students Consortium and other Student Groups earlier demanded the release of these two undergrads, as they have to prepare for examinations.

 

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