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To arrest or not to arrest?



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A news item relating to the above, in the name of Uswatte-Arachi (GU), appears in The Sunday Island 15th October 2017 p IV to suggest: ‘to save the (Minister’s) kinsman from imminent arrest according to the law’. Much has been made of that telephone call from the Minister to the IGP in the media and by many others, in their disquiet. ‘The (IGP) was not reprimanded for his indiscretion and lack of professionalism’, GU adds. Some comments are here warranted.

The current context of public and individual opinion is suffused or transfixed on the idea of political interference with police. Public and individual judgments are invariably drawn from this viewpoint. But the total perspective is less restricted. These remarks may then be helpful.

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