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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 08:24 PM IST

Sri Lanka: India-based Reuters lensman gets bail

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Colombo: An India-based photo journalist of Reuters news agency was given bail on Friday after he was arrested by Sri Lanka police for alleged unauthorised entry into a school, officials said. Siddiqui Aha­mad Danish, who is based in New Delhi, was arrested on Thursday when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.

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He was later remanded by the Nego­mbo magistrate till May 15, police said. Through a spe­c­ial motion on Friday, his lawyers pleaded bail for Danish. He was released on surety bail and was asked to appear in court on May 9.

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Meanwhile, a media report said the Lankan govt will deport all foreigners staying in the country without a visa or with an expired one as part of the heightened security measures in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

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Published on: Saturday, May 04, 2019, 03:17 AM IST
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