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Former Director of the CID SSP Shani Abeysekera filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking Rs. 10 million in damages for allegedly violating his fundamental rights by suspending and transferring.

 Petitioner Shani Abeysekera has requested the National Police Commission to issue an order to reinstate him as the Director of the CID and to quash the decision of the National Police Commission to suspend and transfer him.
SSP Shani Abeysekera filed the petition. Wickramaratne, the National Police Commission, its Chairman and other members, the Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya and 17 other members of the Commission and the Attorney General have been nominated.
He has also been mentioned as an excellent police officer who has exposed many

subtle and serious crimes that have taken place in the country.

Following the last Presidential election, the Acting IGP has taken steps to remove him from the post of Director of the CID on November 21 without any just cause and transfer him to the post of Personal Assistant to the Galle DIG on the instructions of the National Police Commission. The petitioner further stated that the National Police Commission had taken steps to suspend him on January 07 following the telephone recording of former Minister of State Ranjan Ramanayake which caused controversy.

"Preliminary inquiries into the post-suspension have not yet taken place. According to the provisions of the Establishments Code, the preliminary hearing should have been held within two months. The petitioner has stated that his transfer was done with an ulterior motive as he had investigated several controversial incidents in the country during his tenure as the Director of the CID.

 The petitioner further stated that his and his family's lives were in danger due to the removal of his particular security which was provided even when he was an Assistant Superintendent of Police. Although several months have passed since the ban, no formal disciplinary inquiry has been held so far.

The petitioner seeks an order declaring that the fundamental rights of the petitioner have been violated by this action of the respondents and seeking a revocation of the orders issued by the National Police Commos suspending and suspending him. Request to issue. Petitioner Shani Abeyskara violating her fundamental rights by requesting the IGP to issue an order restoring her security
They are demanding a compensation of Rs. 10 million.

Buddhimal Ruberu

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