The court orders the Youtuber to hand over his digital equipment to the CID

09:00 Jul 20 2023 Criminal Investigation Department

On 20th July, YouTuber and Journalist Dharshana Hadungoda was ordered by the magistrate court to hand over his camera, chip, and laptop to the CID of Police, in relation to an ongoing investigation against him. He is being investigated in relation to a video he had published reportedly accusing a few officials in the AG department for causing a delay in filing a legal case against the company that owned the X-press pearl ship that sank in SriLankan waters in May 2021. Based on a complaint made by several officials in the attorney general department, Police arrested him previously, while court issued him injunction orders preventing him from speaking about the matter.
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