PTA case without evidence dropped
[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 August 2002, 19:18 GMT]
The Mannar Magistrate Thursday discharged a man charged under the Prevention
of Terrorism (PTA) when the Attorney General withdrew the indictment against
him. The accused was brought to Mannar Wednesday from Kalutara prison and
produced in court Thursday.
The Sri Lanka Navy arrested F. R. Christian of Arippu, Mannar on December 17
last year at Thalvupadu in Mannar for allegedly possessing a hand bomb. The
accused was handed over to Mannar Police on December 30 and had been in
remand for about nine months at Kalutara prison.
The Attorney General informed the Mannar Magistrate Mr.M.P.Mohideen that
there was no evidence against the accused to proceed with the case. Hence
the Magistrate ordered the release of the accused.