The Colombo Magistrate permitted the Colombo Crime Division yesterday to obtain video footage of the media briefing that was organised by Hirunika Premachandra following the abduction and assault of a resident from Dematagoda.
The order was given by the magistrate after the Attorney General informed the Courts that the said video clips are necessary to conduct the investigation.
The Magistrate ordered TV stations to release the unedited footage to the Colombo Crime Division.
Meanwhile eight supporters of Hirunika Premachandra have been placed in remand custody in connection with the incident until 4 January 2106.
Though the incident occurred 10 days ago, Hirunika Premachandra who has accused of being directly involved with the incident has not yet been arrested.
A group of persons who drove a Defender Jeep belonging to Hirunika Premachandra abducted the 34 year old employee of a textile shop in Dematagoda on 20 December.
The abductee had been taken to MP Premachandra’s office in Kolonnwa where he claimed that he was threatened by MP Premachandra.
The abductee further stated that he was also beaten by the suspects.
Police have not arrested Hirunika Premachandra despite her direct involvement in the incident.
Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that police legal advice has been sought out from the Attorney General regarding the incident.
Meanwhile addressing separate media conferences held in Colombo this morning, Puravasi Sanvidhana Ekamutuwa Convener Saman Rathnapriya and Left Circle’s Convener Chameera Perera stressed that the law should be implemented against MP Premachandra.