AG clears the arrest of Judge Pilapitiya


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The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has cleared the way for the police to arrest Judge Gehan Pilapitiya for allegedly conspiring with Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake, the AG’s department said.

Earlier the Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremeratne appointed a three-member committee of Deputy Inspectors General of police to look into the arrest of Judge Pilapitiya who is currently interdicted over this issue.

According to documents made available to EN, the AG has forwarded his opinion that there is reasonable suspicion that the two accused did or attempted to subvert justice.

The AG has recommended that Police seek an arrest warrant to detain Pilapitiya and Ramanayake under Section 111 of the Constitution and sections 102, 113(a) and 190 of the Penal Code.

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