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The Colombo Fort Magistrate today upheld that the incorporation of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) was legal and within the legal powers vested in the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne also rejected legal objections raised by the Counsel appearing for former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's brother Sarath and NFF MP Jayantha Samaraweera, over the legality of establishing the FCID.

The Magistrate observed that there was no obstacle that impeded the FCID from carrying out its investigations.

Earlier, appearing for the suspects, defence counsel moved a written legal objection that the FCID had no jurisdiction or legal power to file cases in Magistrate's Courts since it was not incorporated as a Police Station but only a division by the IGP in contradiction the Criminal Procedure Code. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • KOLA KOTIYA Monday, 24 October 2016 03:53 PM

    WEERAYA BECOME MARAYA NOW

    Veda-mama Monday, 24 October 2016 03:56 PM

    Mokada? Dan kakul gahaena-waada?

    willows Monday, 24 October 2016 04:06 PM

    Bravo - hats for our legal system

    Kaboos Monday, 24 October 2016 04:13 PM

    Aiyo Wimal You are in trouble

    Selvyn Monday, 24 October 2016 04:22 PM

    OurAttorney General dept. is not equipped with fools.There are eminent legal luminaries to run the legal system via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 24 October 2016 04:45 PM

    Ha Ha, these village bums think that the present law courts consists of hench-aiya types like what we saw under MaRa.

    REALPATRIOT Monday, 24 October 2016 05:19 PM

    FCID IS THE LEGAL IRON NET USED TO CATCH THE STATE WEALTH LOOTERS WITHOUT ESCAPING. via DM Android App

    Prabhath Monday, 24 October 2016 06:11 PM

    Happy to hear!

    noxid Monday, 24 October 2016 06:19 PM

    Well said court.

    Ranjit Monday, 24 October 2016 06:30 PM

    Wimal, get ready to face the music

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 24 October 2016 07:55 PM

    All must remember that one day , governing party will become opposition party one day.


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