CJ urged to re-list case involving CIABOC

Rs 7 bn revenue loss:


Public interest litigation activist and attorney-at-law Nagananda Kodituwakku has filed a motion requesting Chief Justice Priyasath Dep to relist contempt of court case regarding failure on the part of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to inquire into MPs abusing tax free permit scheme to deprive the government of revenue to the tune of Rs. 7 bn.

Kodituwakku alleged that in spite of CIABOC’s assurance given to Supreme Court on March 16, 2017 that it had initiated an inquiry into large scale permit abuse, followed by it reassuring the Court on June 15, 2017 of an inquiry into abuse of members’ tax free permits, nothing of the sort had been done so far.

Pointing out that the case had been de-listed on Nov 9, 2017 in the wake of several Supreme Court judges declining to hear it, Kodituwakku has requested CJ to re-list it for support on April 2, 4 or 6. Kodituwakku has further appealed the apex court to leave out two Supreme Court judges against whom he had filed corruption cases (SC/Writs/3/2016) and (SC/Writs/3/2017). Kodituwakku said that the matter had been also brought to the notice of the Attorney General. (SF)

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