Court orders police to show cause

21 April 2010 09:18 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Lakmal Sooriyagoda

Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the OIC of Fort Police Station to appear before Court on the 23rd to show cause as why the police had taken photographs of the Attorney-at-law who appeared on behalf of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) activists when they reported to make a statement.
 

During a previous inquiry Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne had issued notice on DNA activists including Vijitha Herath, Sunil Hadunnetti, Arjuna Ranathunga and Anoma Fonseka to appear before the Fort police and make a statement. They were told to make a statement regarding their participation at a public meeting near the Fort Railway Station 48 hours before the date of General Election’s in  violation of election laws.

  Comments - 11

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2010 03:56 PM

    They have learned from Hindi films

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 04:35 PM

    i too felt the same way because of so many reprimands and the police give a deaf ear and continue to flout the law.... The Honorable Judges are helpless, even in the recent MTV office attack

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 09:55 AM

    TO WHAT LOW LEVEL HAS THE SRI LANKAN POLICE GONE TO, SO MANY UNETHICAL BEHAVIORS... SERIOUSLY NEED TO HAVE PROPERLY EDUCATED & QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS AS OIC'S

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 10:18 AM

    They are only following instructions from the top.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 10:21 AM

    I think cops need to be more discrete unless they were trying to intimidate the poor bloke (lawyer)

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 10:47 PM

    Thank goodness, for a courageous Magistrate!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 02:12 AM

    President of the Bar Association, are you going to allow this to be done to any member of the Association?

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:38 AM

    What a pathetic situatio we are in?? is DNA the only party violated election laws?? if you think, what about ruling junta from day one until last minute and even at the counting centres what did they do???

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:13 AM

    These are harassment to opposition, without any respect to rule of law. (Anichang Dukkang).

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:38 PM

    No we need an educated IGP who has a backbone first.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:59 PM

    Who cares what the judge orders.What can the judge do if police don't obey?It is Siri Lanka!


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