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Fuller bench to hear FR case against IGP and former Def. Secretary

The Attorney General’s Department has requested that a fuller bench be present during the hearing of the Fundamental Rights petition against the Inspector General of Police and the former Defence Secretary.

The AG’s Department relayed this request to the Supreme Court who took up the FR petition case today (31).

Justices L.T.B. Dehideniya, Buwaneka Aluwihare and Preethi Padman Surasena presiding the petition filed by a father, who had lost his son and daughter in the Easter Sunday attacks was taken up for consideration.

The FR petition accuses the IGP and the former Defense Secretary of infringing the fundamental rights of the people by failing to prevent the attacks on churches and hotels even when intelligence information had forewarned.