Three undergraduates who were held under detention orders in the Mirihana Police for charges of conspiracy against the government have been severely assaulted and taken to the CID for further interrogations, Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) said.
IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara speaking to Daily Mirror Online a short while ago said that statements had been taken from the undergraduates forcefully and a fresh detention order had been taken for 30 days to further question them by the CID.
However, Nugegoda Division SSP Deshabandu Tennakoon while dismissing accusations of assaulting the three undergraduates under the custody of the Mirihana Police said that a fresh detention order has been taken for week to further question them on the charges.
According to the IUSF, the undergraduates were arrested by the Mirihana Police last Sunday under charges of conspiring against the government. However, the Police claim that it was the J’pura Vice Chancellor Dr. N.L.A. Karunaratne who handed them over to the Police due to some incidents related to ragging. (LP & SD)