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Gnanasara Thero Files Fundamental Rights Petition in Supreme Court Seeking Interim Order to Prevent Police from Arresting him

Lakmal Sooriyagoda

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera filed a Fundamental Rights petition at the Supreme Court today, seeking an Interim Order preventing Police from arresting him over several allegations.

Filing a Fundamental Rights petition through a counsel, Gnanasara Thera sought an Interim Order preventing the Organized Crimes Prevention Division from arresting him until the investigations against him concluded and obtained advice from the Attorney General in this regard.

Gnanasara thera cited the OIC of Organized Crimes Prevention Division and three others as the respondents.

He further sought a declaration that the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 12(1), 13(1) and 14(h) of the constitution was violated by the respondents.

The petitioner stated that there is an island wide search for him to apprehend and arrest him and a number of Police teams are deployed for this purpose.

Gnanasara Thera was not present at the Court hearing yesterday on the Court action filed against him over his alleged offensive behaviour inside the Homagama Magistrate’s Court.

The Court was informed that Gnanasara Thera will not appear since he has received death threats.

Courtesy:Daily News