Gammanpila’s FR petition will be taken up in December

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:18 GMT, Jul 11, 2016 |

The Supreme Court today set dates to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Udaya Gammanpila challenging the decision to arrest and detain him on the alleged charges of fraud and forgery of documents to a foreigner.   Accordingly the case will be taken up on December 14, 2016.

Petitioner in his petition seeking the Court to grant leave to proceed for the alleged violation of his fundamental rights to the freedom from torture, right to equality and equal protection of the law, freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention.

He is seeking a declaration that the Respondents and/or the State has violated his fundamental rights. He also seeking another declaration that the decision to arrest and detain him was a violation of his fundamental rights.