Fort MC rejects plea to release Makandure Madush | Daily News


 

Fort MC rejects plea to release Makandure Madush

A request to release the notorious underworld figure Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush, was rejected by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday.

The Magistrate made this order pursuing a request made by the Attorney-at-Law J. Senaratne, who had appeared on behalf of the Makandure Madush, alleging that his client had been improperly detained by the CID.

The Counsel had earlier pleaded with the Magistrate to release his client.

Delivering the order, the Magistrate observed that the Magistrate’s Court has no jurisdiction to release him. The Magistrate also stated that the suspect has not been produced before the Court as a suspect.

The Magistrate further pointed out that the suspect was detained and interrogated under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. However, the Magistrate said that if there is a question regarding the arrest of the suspect, it should be inquired from the Supreme Court.

 


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