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Justice Pilapitiya files writ petition preventing his arrest

Interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya has filed a writ petition before the Appeal Court today.

The petition requests the court to issue an interim injunction order preventing his arrest.

On the 11th of February, Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera had ordered Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Senior DIG C.D. Wickramaratne to invoke the judicial process on Pilapitiya.

The AG had earlier instructed the Director of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest interdicted Judge Pilapitiya and produce him before court.

The AG directed the CCD to arrest Pilapitiya for conspiring to fabricate false evidence along with MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

However, Wikramarathne had instead appointed a five-member committee to study the instructions issued by the AG.