GOTA goes to Courts: Questions the Legality of FCID

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 19:55

The former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa lodged a fundamental rights case at the Supreme Court today, citing that the Police Financial Crime Investigation Division is illegitimate.

The lawyers appeared for the former Defence Secretary told our news team the petition has explained that the actions by the FCID and its orders are beyond any legal provisions.

At the same time, this petition has also requested the Supreme Court to annul all the actions taken by the FCID since its inception.

Another request made by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in his fundamental right case is to issue an injunction, preventing the FCID from arresting him.

Former Defence Secretary Rajapaksa stated in his petition that the FCID is preparing to arrest him, but it has no legal authority to do so.

45 Officials including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Cabinet Ministers, the Defence Secretary, the IGP and the Attorney-at-law have been mentioned as respondents in Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s petition.

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