Friday, 15 March 2019 05:33

Madush’s aunt files FR in SC on his behalf

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The aunt of underworld gangster Makandure Madush, who is currently detained by the Bur Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates, yesterday (14), filed a Fundamental Rights Petition at the Supreme Court praying for an injunction on the Sri Lanka Police, as the latter is attempting to apprehend Madush having allegedly violated international law.

The aunt of the underworld gangster was identified as W. Sriyani, a resident of Sooriyaweva.


The petition has been filed naming the Special Task Force Commandant, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police ... M.R. Latheef, the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Organised Crimes Division, the OIC of the Police Narcotics Bureau, the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General as respondents.


Petitioner Sriyani has filed the case with the support of Attorney-at-Law Aruna Prabash Perera, and she has stated that the Sri Lanka Police is making efforts to apprehend her nephew. The petitioner has informed the Court that the Sri Lanka Police is taking such measures to nab her nephew when according to extradition laws there were no provisions for the Sri Lanka Police to take such actions against her nephew.


Petitioner Sriyani has stated that the actions of the Sri Lanka Police was also in violation of the Sri Lanka’s Constitution’s Articles 12 A and 13 A and hence should be deemed as a violation of Madush’s Fundamental Rights (FR). Hence, she has moved the Court to impose an injunction against each of the respondents mentioned by her preventing them from apprehending Madush which could violate his FR.


In the petition, it has been further stated that Madush’s mother had been murdered in 1989 when he was aged 10 and that his father had remarried having deserted Madush and his six-year-old brother. It has been stated that since that day, both Madush and his sibling had been cared for by his grandmother. The petition has stated that later, Madush had worked as a health service attendant before getting married to a nurse and later they had a son. The petition has pointed out that after Madush had received death threats from a regional politician he had been forced to flee his hometown, but the Police had repeatedly arrested him on murder allegations since 2005 and he had been remanded for a period of nine years. The petition has stated that later the Police had filed cases against Madush at the Magistrate’s Courts in Galle, Mawanella, Gampaha, Negombo and Matara. The petitioner has noted that Madush had been released from prison in January 2015 and had gone overseas with her son.


The petitioner has observed that her nephew has already been detained on bogus charges by Bur Dubai Police and that the Sri Lanka Police has also sought to obtain a Blue Notice for his arrest through the Interpol having produced fake submissions to Courts here.


Hence, she has moved the Court to deem that the actions of the Sri Lanka Police have violated Madush’s Fundamental Rights and to impose an injunction against the Police preventing them from arresting him.

(Ceylon Today)

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