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Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 20:19
District Judge caught while obtaining bribe produced before court
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District Court Judge of Homagama Sunil Abeysinghe who is alleged to have accepted 300,000 rupees from a complainant of a court case was placed under remand custody until the 03rd of June by the Chief Magistrate of Colombo.

 

District Court Judge of Homagama Sunil Abeysinghe was arrested last night when he had arrived at the complainant’s home in Hanwella to obtain the money.

 

According to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Sunil Abeysinghe is the first District Judge who was nabbed while attempting to accept bribe.

 

He has been accused of accepting the bribe to manipulate the court case in favor of its complainant.

 

Subsequent to having been produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya, the suspect was placed under remand custody & was ordered to be admitted to the National Hospital due to a spine ache.

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