Forty-eight hour detention bill gets passed in Parliament

Jan 23rd, 2013

Parliament approved the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Bill, a short while ago with 110 voting for and 33 against it. This bill will enable Police to hold suspects in detention for up to 48 hours.

The UNP, JVP and the TNA opposed the Bill.

The Bill also enables the Attorney General to file direct indictment in the High Court against suspects involved in serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery and rape.

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