IGP files FR petition over being sent on compulsory leave

IGP files FR petition over being sent on compulsory leave

May 29, 2019   05:58 pm

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Inspector General Pujith Jayasundara has filed a fundamental rights petition before the Supreme Court over being sent on compulsory leave, stated Ada Derana reporter.

On 29th April, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara was handed Compulsory Leave over investigations on the Easter Day attacks.

The Speaker of Parliament, members of the Constitutional Council, the Attorney General, the acting Inspector General of Police and several others have been cited.as the respondents of this petition.

The IGP states that he was sent on compulsory leave as per the orders of the President, however this has violated his fundamental rights.

He added that the decision to send him on compulsory leave is completely against the law as the President is not vested with such powers.

He has sought the Supreme Court to hear the petition and to deliver an interim order to void the decision to send him on compulsory leave until the the hearing concludes.

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