The pistol of SC Judge Sarath Abrew apprehended by court


The CID spent more than three hours at the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s court premises yesterday recording a statement from Supreme Court Judge Sarath Aabruu with regard to the assault on the maid at his house.

Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the firearm linked to the assault on the maid had also been apprehended by court.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General informed the Supreme Court yesterday that Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Mohamed Sahabdeen has acted in a biased manner when granting bail to Supreme Court Judge Sarath Abrew. 

Judge Sarath Abrew surrendered to court after he was charged for assaulting his domestic aid.

The fundamental rights case filed by Supreme Court Judge Sarath Abrew was taken up for hearing before a bench of two Supreme Court judges including Upali Abeyrathna and Anil Gunarathne. 

The judges later decided to bring down the original case document to be checked.

Police stated that Judge Abrew refused to give a statement when police visited him at his residence to record a statement following the complaint made by his housemaid on June 27th.

However, Mt.Lavinia Magistrate Mohammad Sahabdeen released judge Abrew on a 500 thousand rupees personal bail, after he surrendered to court day before yesterday.

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