Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sri Lanka: MTV suspects bailed out

All 16 suspects who had been arrested over yesterday’s mob attack on the MTV/MBC head office at Braybrooke Place have been released on bail, the police said today.

Police Spokesperson S.P. Prashantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online that all the evidence had been produced to court and the police would conduct further investigations.

“For the moment all the suspects have been bailed out,” SP Jayakody said.

An armed group believed to be associated with a notorious Deputy Minister attacked the MTV/MBC office at Braybrooke Place yesterday afternoon severely damaging the place.

MTV staff members were attacked by stones and the staff had retaliated by throwing the same stones at the gang afterwhich the gang had fled the scene.

Police who arrived at the scene made atleast 16 arrests.

Eye witnesses had said that some of the attackers at the scene had held placards against the upcoming concert by popular international artiste Akon for which MTV/MBC is a sponsor.

© Daily Mirror

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