Remanded for robbing President’s bed sheet

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage, on Friday (26) remanded, till 9 September, a suspect, who was charged with stealing a bed sheet from the President’s House in Fort on 9 July.

The Police, in their submissions to the Fort Magistrate, stated that following investigations conducted on the incident via CCTV camera footages and videos, it had come to light that the suspect concerned, had illegally entered the President’s House with another group of protesters on 9 July and had stolen a bed sheet during the commotion.

Accordingly the Police added, they had arrested the suspect in this connection and he was being produced in Court.

Taking the submissions into consideration, the Magistrate remanded the suspect. 

By Hansi Nanayakkara