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Author:  DM [ Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  "I am harassed" - Udugampola

Udugampola accuses police of keeping him in court cell

By L.B. Senaratne
Daily Mirror


Assistant Superintendent of Police Kulasiri Udugampola allegd in a complaint made to the Kandy police that he was kept in a court cell at the Courts Complex in Kandy with other suspects for over one hour until he signed the surety bail of Rs. 500,000.

ASP Udugampola was arrested on Wednesday 23 by a team of officers headed by SP Neville Guruge. He was produced before the Kandy Chief Magistrate Harsha Setunga who enlarged him on Rs. 500,000 surety bail.

In his complaint to the Kandy police he alleged that he was taken into custody by SP Neville Guruge on Wednesday at the police tennis grounds. His official bungalow was surrounded by police in civies. When he asked SP Guruge, what the offence was for his arrest, he was told of the Millennium City military safe house incident. No offence committed by him was mentioned.

He alleged that the police recorded a statement from him and produced him before the Kandy Chief Magistrate on a 'B' report. In this report to the magistrate there was no indication that there was summons for him to attend the High Court. After he was granted bail a person from the team of SP Guruge gave him the summons inside the court premises to attend the High Court on March 29. In the complaint he said that he was making arrangements to attend the High Court on 29 on the information through the media that a case had been filed and wanting him to appear in the Kandy High Court on 29.03.05.

ASP Kulasiri Udugampola is seeking an inquiry by the SIU of police headquarters on his complaint lodged at Kandy police.

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