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Detention Bill passed

22 January 2013 12:11 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Parliament today enacted a new law that provides for detention for 48 hours of a person arrested without a warrant prior to producing him or her before a magistrate. Earlier, such a person could only be detained for 24 hours. 
Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said during the debate on the Bill titled ‘Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Bill’, that such detention would be warranted only in case of 15 offences outlined in the Penal Code. Murder, culpable homicide, kidnapping or abduction to murder or with intent to confine a person, rape, theft and offences committed with the use of explosives, an offensive weapon  or a gun are some of them.(KB & YP)

  Comments - 7

  • mw Tuesday, 22 January 2013 12:16 PM

    ...but, if you are connected to an Hon MP, these laws are NOT applicable...

    firdous Tuesday, 22 January 2013 12:40 PM

    does this apply for 225 people?

    weha Tuesday, 22 January 2013 03:57 PM

    They bowl they bat they they field they score they win and we lose.

    Terrance Tuesday, 22 January 2013 03:57 PM

    no only applies to law obiding citizens

    Sam Wednesday, 23 January 2013 04:22 AM

    I cant remember....

    Roshan Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:25 AM

    This law will be more stable to current government ,giving more power to police !!!!!!! against Independent Srilanka..

    Geshan Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:34 PM

    These laws are not applicable for the 225. Parliament is supreme over law.

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