The case of Kapugeekiyana vs Hettiachchi and two others S.C. No. 80/84.

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The petitioner, a suspect in a murder case complained that about 6.00 a m. on 13.6.1984 the 1st and 2nd respondents entered his house, searched it and took into custody documents and files belonging to him without a search warrant. Thereafter without a warrant of arrest they arrested him and took him to the 4th Floor of the C.I.D. Office, Colombo 01. There they subjected him to harassment, assault, torture, duress.    humiliation and cruel, inhuman, degrading and barbaric treatment.

the judgement was compensation ordered for illegal detention.  the court was took the decision his basic rights was violated by police.

full judgement here>> 

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