Convenor of the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Wasantha Mudalige, who was arrested and detained under the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), was produced before the Tangalla Magistrate Court today (14), based on the recent Supreme Court ruling that the activist be referred to the judicial process of the country.
The Terrorism Investigation Division’s (TID) move of producing Mudalige with a covered face before the Court in the justification of having the IUSF Convener referred to several ‘ID parades’ was questioned by the Magistrate, asking what were the charges against him such ID parades to be performed for, and the TID reportedly failed to produce any evidence substantiating the claim, our correspondent disclosed.
In the backdrop, the attorney appearing for Mudalige argued that despite his client being produced before the Magistrate Court based on the Supreme Court ruling, the Police acted in a sham manner to keep the IUSF Convener detained further. Mudalige’s lawyer’s argument was also recorded in the hearing report, according to our correspondent.
The IUSF Convener will be produced before the Magistrate Court again on November 18, until which he will be further detained.