Rs 10M worth items not returned

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Media Spokesperson of the Aragalaye Parapura organisation Attorney-at-Law Manoj Nanayakkara said items worth close to Rs 10 million belonging to the Galle Face protesters are currently in Police custody.

He charged that the items which had been taken away on 22 July has thus far not been either produced in Court or handed over to the protesters by the Police.

Nanayakkara added that among the items forcibly seized by the Police were 20 laptops, cameras and many more recording equipment used for the Gotago TV channel in addition to four motorcycles.

He further alleged that many items and important documents such as NICs, driving licences, bank books and credit cards were seized by the Police and has still not been handed over to the protesters.

By Amith Gamage