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Thursday, 07 March 2019 - 12:39
7 suspects including Ali Roshan acquitted
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The special three-judge bench high court today ordered seven individuals including Niraj Roshan alias Ali Roshan to be released.

The seven individuals had a case filed against them under 24 charges including  the  illegal possession of four elephants.

the special High Court ordered that the indictments filed by the Attorney General be rejected.

The seven individuals were released recognizing that the Special High Court did not have the authority to undertake the case hearing in connection with charges filed against them.

the defence lawyers had filed the under the Public Property Act and Fauna and Flora Ordinance, for which the three-judge special High Court comprising of Sampath Abeykone, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne had no authority.

The State Counsel informed the court that, he hopes to file these indictments against the Defendants at another High Court.

The Special High Court also emphasized that the cases against the Defendants at the Magistrate’s Court remain unchanged.

on the 11th October last year the case was filed by the Attorney General in Colombo against seven persons  including Ali Roshan, based on 24 charges including the illegal possession of elephants under the Fauna and Flora Act and the Public Property Act.

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