Police say 2,423 suspects arrested so far

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Police said 2,423 suspects were arrested in connection to various incidents of violence that took place on 9 May.

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said 856 complaints were received regarding the incidents. He added that 30 persons were arrested yesterday while 14 were remanded. Accordingly, 1,069 persons are currently remanded in connection with the violence and unrest on 9 May.

He added that 30 persons were released on bail. SSP Thalduwa said 726 witness statements were also recorded by Police yesterday.