Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s fundamental rights petition taken up today


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The Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Defence Secretary requesting restraining order preventing his arrest is scheduled to be taken up at the Supreme Court today.

While his lawyers filed this FR petition last Monday, 45 persons including the Prime Minister, the cabinet and the Defence Secretary have been named respondents in the case.The petition also points out that the Police Financial Crime Investigation Division is illegal.

 The petition further requests that the procedures of the police financial crimes investigation division and the verdicts given by it be considered to be without a legal basis and that accordingly the steps so far followed by the FCID be nullified.

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