Former CID Chief goes to court against PCoI on Political Victimization

Former CID Chief goes to court against PCoI on Political Victimization

Former CID Chief goes to court against PCoI on Political Victimization

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Jan, 2022 | 5:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department Shani Abeysekera on Friday (21) filed a writ application with the Court of Appeal to seek an order to invalidate the recommendations and the findings against him by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization.

The application was filed by Attorney-at-Law Manjula Balasuriya.

Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization, retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne, members of the PCoI, Avant-Garde Maritime Services, and its Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi were among the eight respondents named in the application.

Abeysekera in his application noted that when he filed a writ application with the Court of Appeal against a complaint by the PCoI over a complaint made by the Avant-Garde Chairman, counsel appearing for the commissioners assured that NO action will be taken against him until that writ application was taken up for examination and concluded.

The petitioner noted that however, the PCoI report with recommendations and findings was handed over on the 24th of November 2020 and it contained several recommendations with regard to the complaint made against him by Nissanka Senadhipathi.

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