The President, Secretary of the Student Federation of the Jaffna University and the canteen who were arrested under PTA were released on surety bail yesterday by Jaffna Magistrate Court.
During a search operation conducted on 3rd of May, they were arrested under PTA accused of being in possession of photographs of LTTE Leader Prabaharan and banners regarding the genocide of Tamil people. The canteen operator was arrested for possession of photo graph of ‘Thiyaga Theepam Thileepan’.
Above three were remanded till 16th May. When they produced before the Jaffna Magistrate, the Kopay Police said that as per a fax message from AG, they have no objection to release the accused on bail.
AAL Sugash argued that, it is not their objective to get accused released on bail. We want them from all charges. If the Kopay had conducted methodical inquiries, they could have released accused of all charges.
After hearing submissions of both sides the court granted surety bail of Rs.100,000/= each and postponed the case .