RATNAPALA v. DHARMASIRI, HEADQUARTERS INSPECTOR, RATNAPURA AND OTHERS SC APPLICATION 162/91

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respondents had assaulted and brutally tortured the petitioner over a period of three weeks. The injuries suffered by the petitioner were
irreparable, particularly in view of the fact that one of his lungs had to be surgically removed. The 1st (Hector Dharmasiri, Headquarters Inspector) and 2nd (I.P. Gunasekera, officer-in-charge), respondents deliberately encouraged, tolerated and acquiesced in the acts of torture and inhuman treatment inflicted on the petitioner on whom the J.M.O. found 26 injuries. Hence the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th respondents who have been identified by the petitioner along with their superior officers the 1st and 2nd respondents are personally responsible along with the
State.

the judgement was the Relief granted by the court. ”I direct the State and the said respondents to make payment accordingly and further direct the 8th respondent (The Inspector-General of Police) to take steps for ensuring that the compensation awarded herein is paid to the petitioner expeditiously and to take such other action as the 8th respondent may consider appropriate.

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