Jaffna court inquires Habeas Corpus applications

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 April 2005, 10:38 GMT]
Habeas Corpus Applications filed by relatives of four Tamil youths, Chandrasekaran, Nanthakumar, Jatheeswaran and Suthakaran of Ariyalai in Jaffna town who were reported missing after the arrest by the Sri Lanka Army during 1996-1997 period came up for inquiry before the Jaffna Additional Magistrate Ms Srinithi Nanthasekaran Thursday, legal sources said.

Petitioners have cited five respondents Corporal Somaretna Rajapakse, former officer in charge Ariyalai army camp Lalithkumara, army officer based in Palaly military base, former army commander Lionel Balagalle and the Attorney General, legal sources said.

Petitioners in the HC applications begged court to order the respondents to produce in court the four youths reported disappeared after the arrest , legal sources said.

Attorney-at-Law Mr.Niranjan appeared for the first respondent Corporal Somaretna Rajapakse and Mr.Tharha Salgado for the second, third and fourth respondents. Attorney-at-Law Mr.M.Remedius of Centre for Human Rights appeared for the petitioners, legal sources said.

Further inquiry was put off for May 9th and 10th, legal sources said.


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