By Lakmal Sooriyagoda
The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the police to arrest all the suspects who were allegedly involved in the attack on the MBC/MTV head office at Braybrooke place, Colombo in March this year.
When the magisterial inquiry pertaining to the attack on the MBC/MTV head office was taken up for hearing today, the Slave Island Police informed Court that they were still investigating to locate the whereabouts of 14 suspects based on a name list provided by the Sirasa media network.
The Magistrate, Ms. Lanka Jayaratne, directed the police to record statements from the photographers and cameramen who recorded the episode in order to carry out future court proceedings.
The Magistrate further observed that the relevant video footages and photographs could be used as the evidence in the case. Meanwhile, the Magistrate issued arrest warrants on the 12th and 14th suspects who were not presented in Court today.
On 22 March a group of people had allegedly attacked the MBC/MTV office at Braybrooke place, Colombo and arrested 16 suspects who were later released on police bail by the Slave Island police.