AG withdraws indictments in sixteen PTA cases

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 August 2002, 13:25 GMT]
The Jaffna High Court Friday discharged seven accused in sixteen cases when the State Counsel withdrew the indictments filed under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, on the instruction of the Attorney General. In one case, the accused was enlarged in bail, court sources said.

Three accused - two women and a youth- who had been detained at Kalutara prisons for more than three years were brought down to Jaffna Friday morning by air. Later they were produced before the High Court Judge Mr.K.P.S.Varatharaja. Of the three youths, Maheswaran Kugathasan who had been indicted in five PTA cases was allowed on bail and the inquiry against him was put off for a latter date.

The High Court Judge discharged the other two accused women Nagarasa Gomathi and Amuthalingam Kalaichelvi along with four others already enlarged on bail when the state counsel informed court that he withdrew all sixteen indictments against them as instructed by the Attorney General.

The AG had indicted the discharged accused for aiding and abetting LTTE cadres during the period of arrest, court sources said.

 

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