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AG instructs Act. IG to name Pujith and Hemasiri as suspects

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In a letter dated June 27, the Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Acting IGP to take necessary steps under the criminal procedure code by naming former IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando as suspects and to produce them in the relevant Magistrate's Court after recording statements over the alleged criminal negligence and failure to prevent or minimise the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

However, the Daily Mirror learns that the Acting IGP has so far not acted according to the AG's instructions.

Consequently, the AG today sent another letter to the Acting IGP seeking an explanation as to why he did not comply with the AG's instructions thus far by naming the former IGP and the Defence Secretary as suspects.

According to Coordinating Officer to the AG, SC Nishara Jayaratne, the second letter sent by the AG last morning sought an explanation within the course of the day itself. However, the Acting IGP had not replied to the AG for non-compliance of his part to name the aforesaid individuals as suspects.

The AG has considered in his letters that there were serious criminal negligence and carelessness by the former IGP and the Defence Secretary over the incident under the Sections 296, 298, 327, 328, 329 and 410 of the penal code. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 10

  • ANTON Monday, 01 July 2019 07:13 PM


    Anmanpan Monday, 01 July 2019 07:17 PM

    What about Saharan?

    TJ Monday, 01 July 2019 08:05 PM

    Criminal negligence by the law enforcement authorities does not constitute to complicity in the crime. Therefore they can not be charged as suspects.

    Simeon Monday, 01 July 2019 08:47 PM

    AG is a puppet of the President

    People Monday, 01 July 2019 10:02 PM

    What about the president, is he immune?

    Sofia Monday, 01 July 2019 10:18 PM

    Two scapegoats found by someone to deflect blame off real culprit.

    Sarath Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:21 AM

    AG is President's puppet. Whole country knows the main person responsible is President. AG trying to shield President. Shame!

    W.Katugampola Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:33 AM

    A.G please wait till the PSC proceedings are over and then you will have a better idea as to who should be procecuted for this national disaster. Don't jump the gun and spoils the case for the procecution in the court of law.

    Sambo Tuesday, 02 July 2019 07:54 AM

    Poor two guys who has to become ginipigs of others mistakes and their inabilities.

    Sorry Mervyn Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:35 AM

    Passing the buck in style

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