AG’s Dept concludes record 7,503 cases in last seven months | Daily News


 

AG’s Dept concludes record 7,503 cases in last seven months

The Attorney General’s Department has concluded record number of criminal cases in the first seven months of this year.

The Attorney General has concluded action in 4,390 criminal cases, Attorney General Department sources said yesterday. The Attorney General has also handed down 2,901 indictments in the High Court within first seven months of this year.

The Attorney General’s Co-ordinating Officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General has concluded 7,503 cases within the last seven months which were handled by both Criminal branch and Child Abuse branch of the Attorney General’s Department.

Out of the 4390 criminal cases, the Attorney General has given advice to police in respect of 1,171 cases. Furthermore, 242 suspects have been discharged following the advice of the Attorney General.

The disposal of cases by the Attorney General’s Department has seen a marked increase compared to previous years, Jayaratne said.

 

 


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