JVP activist wins case against police
November 5, 2015 04:09 pm
A JVP activist on Thursday (05) won a lawsuit against the police department who claimed his fundamental rights were breached with the police had arrested him on the charges of displaying a banner which contained a message criticising the former President during the last Presidential election.
The Supreme Court has ordered the police to pay a compensation of Rs. 20,000 to the person, Ada Derana Court reporter says.
The verdict was announced when the case was taken up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice Anil Gunaratne.
Danister Gunasekara, through his petition argued that his fundamental rights were violated as the Tangalle police had arrested him for displaying the banner at his residence and later producing him before a magistrate over the incident.