Cops block Court scribes

5 July 2010 11:19 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By T. Farook Thajudeen

Police officers believed to be from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) prevented journalists from entering the Court premises of the Colombo Fort magistrate this afternoon to cover the case over the Mattakuliya incident.

When some of the journalists made inquiries from the police headquarters they were told instructions were not given to prevent the journalists from covering the Court case raising strong questions as to why the CCD were blocking the scribes from entering the court.

At least 185 suspects were produced in Court today over the tensions in Mattakuliya during the weekend where a group clashed with the police over an injury sustained to a suspect taken into custody. The suspects were meanwhile granted bail. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 9

  • Bluff Bluff Monday, 05 July 2010 11:25 AM

    To conceal the real facts?

    izzy Monday, 05 July 2010 08:51 PM

    Thugs in police uniform?

    Riz Monday, 05 July 2010 11:32 AM

    Cops or Thugs?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 05 July 2010 11:36 AM

    The Police are publicity shy now and they dont want to see their (mis)adventures in black and white.

    raj Monday, 05 July 2010 10:57 PM

    It is the culture of Sri Lankans to cover-up!

    ajith Monday, 05 July 2010 11:57 AM

    May be they are frighten to the pens and images of scribes.

    spark Monday, 05 July 2010 12:10 PM

    Public voted enbloc to MR and his party for this type of culture. It is no use blaming anybody other than the public who voted.

    Senior Citizen Monday, 05 July 2010 12:15 PM

    The corrupt Police do not want the Press & Public to know the truth. Not a surprise the way things are moving recently. Authoritarian tactics galore.

    Thomas Monday, 05 July 2010 01:46 PM

    Best way the Police can think of to have their own way


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