Police denies information on tear gas alleging pending case

Police denies information on tear gas alleging pending case

Police denies information on tear gas alleging pending case

Written by Amani Nilar

14 Sep, 2022 | 10:01 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The appeal filed in connection with the RTI petition filed by journalist Tharidu Jayawardena with regard to the quality of tear gas used to quell protests in the recent past was taken up before the Courts on Wednesday (14).

The appeal was filed after his RTI request was rejected.

Journalist Jayawardena alleged that the facts which were presented before Court by the Police with regard to the tear gas is completely wrong, and further alleged that the Police concealed the cost incurred to purchase the tear gas.

The Police were previously warned about providing less information, therefore they agreed to provide adequate information before, Journalist Jayawardena said.

However, he mentioned, today the Police have dismissed that request, by stating that there is a case in relation to the tear gas.

"The commission clearly said that information cannot be denied just because there is a case, it has to be proved that it is prejudicial to the case," he said.

However, Journalist Jayawardena added that the appeal will be heard again on October 06th, according to the commission.

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