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AG to file a revised petition challenging the release of Johnston

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 18, 2018 19:02

AG to file a revised petition challenging the release of Johnston

Sources emanating from the Attorney General’s Department claims that it is planned to file a revised petition challenging the ruling acquitting and releasing three persons including former Minister Johnston Fernando.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today fixed for hearing on the 26th of June next year the revised petition filed by Johnston Fernando seeking bail.

Three persons including Johnston Fernando are accused of misappropriating a sum of 5.2 million rupees of Government funds. The Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court yesterday acquitted and released them from this accusation. It was done without summoning the witnesses from the defence. It is mentioned that the Attorney General hopes to file a revised petition challenging this order. The Attorney General had filed the case claiming that a haul of goods had been obtained from the Yanthampalawa Sathosa Warehouse in Kurunegala during the Wayamba Provincial Council election without paying the amount that had to be paid misappropriating state funds.

In the meantime, although Johnston Fernando has been acquitted from all charges, the Supreme Court fixed for hearing on the 26th of June his bail petition.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 18, 2018 19:02