The eight suspects identified for assaulting the Mattakuliya police have been remanded in custody till July 14 by Colombo’s Additional Magistrate M.M.M. Mohamed.
The 8 suspects are accused of stealing three weapons from the police. Another identification parade to identify 19 other suspects is to be held tomorrow.
A tense situation arose in Mattakuliya on Saturday evening between an angry mob and the Mattakuliya police after a suspected drug addict who was arrested by the police injured his arm while in police custody. The tense situation prevailed in the area on Sunday after 20 suspects were taken into custody over a clash with the police, as residents claimed that the police had resorted to revenge.