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30 May 2012 11:14 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A complaint was made today to the Colombo Chief Magistrate alleging that the Akkaraipattu Magistrate had illegally released a suspect on bail despite objections raised by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, officials said.

The suspect is the officer in charge of the Akkaraipattu Bus Terminal and had solicited and accepted Rs.250 from bus driver to sign the monthly running sheet.

Only the Colombo Chief Magistrate and the High Court are empowered to grant bail to suspects on bribery charges, officers said.

Colombo Chief Magistrate cancelled the bail on the suspect and remanded him till June 6. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 14

  • saradiyal Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:18 AM

    Biggest joke, they spend thousand of rupees to charge a suspect who took Rs 250/-. Politicians who take millions as bribes go unpunished.

    Mohammed Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:34 AM

    Good move

    Meeharaka Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:47 AM

    Really joke

    Raj Thursday, 31 May 2012 02:45 AM

    Even those who vote for the 'thora malu' don't read them!

    citizen1 Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:08 PM

    The Chief Magistrate obviously realized that this was peanuts in the face of highway robbery committed by those in office.

    Mason Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:20 PM

    Over 300 million rupees lost to Sri Lankan Cricket by awarding the TV rights for Rs.125,000,000/-. Rupavahini which successfully tendered for the rights last time gracefully opted not t tender. Any charges to be filed for this corruption and favours granted.
    Why go after sprats, when the big 'thora malu' are gloating over their benefits !!!!!!!

    shanthamadawela Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:46 PM

    My car my petrol, any where in Srilamka....

    Supun Perera Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:03 PM

    The Corrupt, Lawless Banana Republic it self is a big JOKE. The entire World is laughing at us. Hope they will not take into grant that all of us are Dumb

    SANATH Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:05 AM

    @SARADIYAL..! The main point is not talking by taking actions.Many people talk many issues relating to Bribery but only caught and prove will be prosecuted.Politician may be taking bribes in millions but practically difficult to prove and caught. Because we, people give bribery to them, and will not be informed.So, we, people too are guilty. Isn't it..?We have to understand that. second, RS 250 may be small, but the if the case is caught red handed, it should be punishable. The act and the intention ARE the most important thing.So, please be wise enough to write your comment, next time.

    Kamal Rajapakse Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:46 PM

    The rapid breakdown of law and order is the result of the 18th amendment to the constitution which politicized the judiciary, police etc. International Commission of Jurists will compare Sri Lanka to Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe if the government cannot restore the integrity of the judiciary.

    Serious Wednesday, 30 May 2012 04:03 PM

    Do the big 'thora malu' read these comments?

    pottuvilan Wednesday, 30 May 2012 04:44 PM

    Dear all,
    there is no matter how much is but the intention is the crime.

    Peoples Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:57 PM

    Big hue and cry about sprats while sharks and whales wreck havoc.

    Kiwi Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:55 AM

    Seems the Akkaraipaththu Magistrate did not know the law!!!

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