Supreme Court determines “no reasonable or justifiable cause to arrest Tiran Alles”

Supreme Court determines “no reasonable or justifiable cause to arrest Tiran Alles”

Supreme Court determines “no reasonable or justifiable cause to arrest Tiran Alles”

Written by Lahiru Fernando

02 Sep, 2015 | 9:47 pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday September 2, determined that there was no reasonable or justifiable cause to arrest Former Chairman of the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) Tiran Alles, on charges of alleged financial fraud.

The Supreme Court reached the decision after the three-member bench consisting of Chief Justice K. Sri Pavan and Justices Rohini Marasinghe and Eva Wanasundara, took the Fundamental Rights Petition filed by Tiran Alles into consideration.

The bench ordered that the status quo be maintained until examination of the petition is concluded.

The petition cites several individuals including the Inspector General of Police, Attorney General and Police Superintendent Mevan Silva of the Special Investigation Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department as respondents.

The Supreme Court decided to examine the petition on Wednesday after taking into consideration the objections filed by the attorney general and written submissions.

The petition will be taken up for examination again on October 19,

Tiran Alles was represented by President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva and Attorneys Sugath Caldera and Manjuka Fernandopulle while Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda represented the Attorney General.

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