|Thursday, 29 July 2004|
AG wants Appeal Court order on Sumathipala annulled
by Wasantha Ramanayake
The Attorney General filed a Special Leave Application in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking to set aside the order of the Court of Appeal judgement enlarging Thilanga Sumathipala on bail. Respondents'-petitioners Attorney General, the Inspector General of Police, the Director CID and the OIC of the Anti-Human Smuggling Unit cited Thilanga Sumathipala as the petitioner-respondent.
They stated that the Court of Appeal had enlarged Sumathipala on bail on June 18. They stated that in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act and the Immigrant and Emigrant Act the Court of Appeal did not have the jurisdiction to entertain the application.
Even if the court did have the jurisdiction, the facts and circumstances pertaining to the application would not warrant the court to grant bail.
They sought to set aside the Court of Appeal judgement.
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