Bench notices issued on IGP, Mount Lavinia SP, Piliyandala OIC | Daily News

Bench notices issued on IGP, Mount Lavinia SP, Piliyandala OIC

Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka Gunatilleka issued bench notices on the Inspector General of Police , Superintendent of Police Mount Lavinia and the OIC of the Piliyandala Police to appear before Court on October 21st when a murder case was taken up for trial before Court on October 12.

State Counsel Dhammika Udawatte informed the Judge that the information books of the Piliyandala Police regarding the statements made by the witnesses in this murder case had not been produced before Court today. The set of information books of the police had been destroyed on the orders of a senior police officer. The judge immediately directed the Court Registrar to summon the alleged police officers IGP, Superintendent of Police Mount Lavinia and the Piliyandala Police OIC to attend Court in the afternoon.

However, the said police officers were not present in Court at 12.30 pm and the Moratuwa Assistant Superintendent of Police Saman Jayasekera appeared before Court and told Court that the Mount Lavinia Superintendent of Police directed him to produce a letter issued by a senior police officer directing the OIC Piliyandala Police to destroy the set of information books.

The judge stated that the police cannot destroy the police information books regarding the alleged murder case for trial, pending before Court.

An inquiry was held before Court and the judge issued bench notices of the Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police Mount Lavinia and the Officer-in-Charge of the Piliyandala Police to appear before Court on October 21st to hold an inquiry regarding the matter in question. Sisirakumara Boteju, Watarekage Ruwan and H. Lal Harischandra of Piliyandala stood indicted by the Attorney General with committing the murder of Don Chamaka by shooting him and injuring three others on July 20, 2008 at Piliyandala. The trial was postponed for October 21.


 

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