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Azath Salley demands compensation upon acquittal: Three MPs noticed for making malicious complaint

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Three parliamentarians who made complaints against former Western Province Governor Azath Salley were noticed to appear in court on February 21 by Colombo High Court for allegedly causing Salley's arrest without sufficient grounds.
 
The Court made this order pursuant to a request made by counsel for Azath Salley in terms of section 17 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act.
 
President's Counsel Maithri Gunaratne appearing for Azath Salley sought an order  demanding compensation upon acquittal of his client from the case filed by Attorney General.
 
Gunaratne alleged that three Parliamentarians Mohomed Muzammil, Nimal Piyatissa and Jayananda Wellabada had maliciously lodged a complaint with police  without sufficient ground for causing an arrest.
 
He moved Court that compensation be awarded to his client for the loss of time, income and for his expenses in the matter in terms of section 17(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act. According to section 17(2), the court can award compensation as it thinks fit to be paid by the persons who caused the arrest.
 
Taking into consideration the facts Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja issued notices on three parliamentarians to appear in court on February 21.
 
Salley was incarcerated for a period of eight months for allegedly committing offences that come under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA)and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act in connection with the controversial statement he made on March 9, 2021. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

 


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  • Bandu Thursday, 02 December 2021 01:43 PM

    Great that someone is taking action against these arbitrary CID arrests as per Govt acolytes complaints. Hope Fr. Cyril Gamini will do likewise.

    Thimothy Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:03 PM

    So anyone can make a false complaint and police could blindly arrest them. If the complainant is guilty so as the law enforcement authority.

    Sinthupala Fernando Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:06 PM

    Azath Salley demand US$1000,000 as your compensation. They have invested money evrywhere, but in SL!

    ravin Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:14 PM

    Ha !! haa !!! what a deal. Acquittal in the morning hours and filling for compensation on same day afternoon?

    Kikazaru Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:19 PM

    These three fellows belong to Modawansa group. Nice.

    Pantha Kumaran Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:53 PM

    These three MPs should be severely punished for ruining Azarh Salley,s life for the past 8 months. PTA is very dangerous and this government is using for their benefit to take revenge against minorities. Sad to see what is happening in our country.

    Azmath Thursday, 02 December 2021 02:56 PM

    Spot on

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Thursday, 02 December 2021 03:21 PM

    Congratulations. Cieat justi-tia ru-at cae lum.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 02 December 2021 03:23 PM

    But the Magistrate who was hearing this case is also at fault for continuing to keep a suspect in remand without insufficient evidence.

    Era Thursday, 02 December 2021 10:52 PM

    Absolutely. Majistrate should be reported to judicial services commission immediately.

    Anne Karunaratne Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:41 PM

    Aha very good move

    N SENA Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:48 PM

    GOOD PRECEDENCE TO FOLLOW SO THAT POLITICIANS DO NOT TAKE REVENGE BY WHEN ON THE GOVT SIDE

    Herman Perera Friday, 03 December 2021 01:45 AM

    If you Win you will be paid in Rupees

    Triple X Friday, 03 December 2021 05:29 AM

    Hope justice still alive.


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