Cops’ duty is to prevent crime – HC Judge Thilakaratne

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By 2017-03-21

The former UNP organizer for Anuradhapura, the late Raja Johnpulle's house, medical clinic, political party office and vehicles were set on fire in the presence of policemen, including some very senior officers, North Central Provincial High Court Judge, Manjula Thilakaratne said yesterday.

He added that the behaviour of the policemen on site was deplorable as it is the duty of policemen to take prompt action to prevent any crime from taking place. Policemen on site have not taken any action to prevent the goons from attacking the UNP organizer's property. A few days ago two persons, were each sentenced to a 19 years and six months rigorous imprisonment, on being found guilty of setting fire to the house of Johnpulle, and causing damage to the value of 50 million rupees. One of the convicts is former United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mihinthale Pradeshiya Sabha member R.A.L. Pushpananda. The two were sentenced to six months imprisonment on the charge of being a part of an unlawful assembly, seven years for illegally entering the residence of Johnpulle and 12 years for causing damages to the residence. Johnpulle's house was torched in August 2008 during the North Central Provincial Council Election. He was assaulted while his property was set ablaze.

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