Written by Staff Writer
07 Mar, 2019 | 1:18 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Permanent High Court Trial at Bar today(March 07) ordered the release of S. N. Roshan alias “Ali Roshan” who is allegedly known to be an elephant trafficker, and six other defendants from twenty-four indictments including the illegal possession of four elephants.
The court today(March 07) dismissed the indictment papers filed by the Attorney General against the defendants.
The order was given following the acceptance of the Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne that the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar has no judicial right to examine the indictments.
The order was given as a result of the charges filed by the defence claiming that Permanent High Court Trial at Bar has no judicial right to examine the indictments.
Following the release of indictments the travel ban imposed on the suspects was lifted as well.
However, the bench noted that the order won’t affect the case filed by the CID at four Magistrate Courts including the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
The case at the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar concluded today.(March 07).
However, Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara appearing on behalf of the Attorney General informed the court that indictments will be filed against the defendants at the Colombo High Court, collectively or individually.
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