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Rs.50 robbery suspect acquitted after 10 years

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A Colombo Court today released a suspect from a case that was dragging on for ten years over the theft of Rs. 50.

It transpired in Court that the suspect was reported to have been kept under remand custody for over three months.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage who perused the case proceedings expressed surprise when he found that the case filed against suspect Indika Maduranga of Akuressa had dragged on for ten years. He further observed that the suspect had been kept under remand custody for the past three months as he had failed to fulfil the bail conditions. Taking into consideration the fact that he had pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing Rs.50 at the first instance and considering the time period that he was kept under remand custody, the Magistrate warned and released him from the case.

In 2003, the Kollupitiya police had arrested the suspect for allegedly stealing Rs.50 from a bag belonging to a woman, in Kollupitiya. Accordingly, the suspect had been released on bail. Subsequently, the suspect had been arrested and produced in Court once again on a warrant issued against him for absconding Court.   Thereafter, he had been kept under remand custody for the past three months as he had failed to fulfil the bail conditions. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • AM Friday, 31 May 2013 04:36 AM

    ofence is ofence how negligible the amount is ?

    Thomas Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:06 AM

    A poor soul.
    Those who rob in billions, murder just come out within few days of arrest & roam the streets again as free birds.

    V Andrew Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:38 PM

    And murderers roam the streets as free men! What a country?

    Namal Perea Wednesday, 29 May 2013 09:01 PM

    Those who rob millions and billions walk Scott free simply. all those responsible for converting our democratic Sri Lanka to a Banana Republic.

    Not a Joke Wednesday, 29 May 2013 09:18 PM

    Small thieves are punished, but bigger thieves are greeted with garlands.

    shaaan Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:00 AM

    wher d country s heading to... via DM Android App

    Dalu Banda Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:20 AM

    if he has stolen Rs 50 from an innocent women, the punishment he got is good enough, and that is Karma he deserved.

    Critic Roshan Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:21 AM

    This shows the efficiency of the Police Department. Now how fast will the Police be to apprehend the Ekala Rs.7Million Robbers.

    mee haraka Friday, 31 May 2013 06:00 AM

    And who the hell file a such case.

    ANTON Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:45 AM

    THIS MAN SHOULD HAVE CLAIMED 50 MILLION RS. AS COMPENSATION.

    Minan Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:23 AM

    What an unfair justice in this country?

    Laminate Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:55 AM

    What a country, What Judiciary system.....


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