Colombo High Court Judge Vickum Kaluarachchi today rejected the preliminary objections raised by IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando.
They challenged the jurisdiction of the High Court to hear the revision application filed by the Attorney General objecting to the Colombo Chief Magistrate granting bail to Mr. Jayasurdara and Mr. Fernanado and postponed the inquiry for September 6.
The court also directed the respondents Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando to file objections on August 30 against the revision application filed by the AG.
The Judge observed that the High Court had the jurisdiction to hear the application under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure and that in this matter there is a charge of murder against the two suspects and Section 296 of the Penal Code expressly barred magistrates from granting bail to murder suspects
He underscored the fact that only the High Court could release such suspects on bail after considering the evidence. (T. Farook Thajudeen and Shehan Chamika Silva)
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Comments - 1
Ram Friday, 02 August 2019 03:44 PM
If Police file a B Report on murder without providing any evidence the suspect must be remanded. This is funny as the Police can have anyone remanded for a few days until Police tell court later that there is no evidence and suspect can be bailed out
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