Ten years rigorous imprisonment for a Judicial Management Assistant due to accepting Bribe

The Colombo High Court convicted a Judicial Management Assistant attached to the District/Magistrate Court Puttalam for accepting a bribe of Rs.4500/-.
Accordingly, the High Court Judge Mr. Gihan Kulathunge sentenced the accused for 10 years rigorous imprisonment, a fine of Rs. 10000/- and a penalty of Rs.4500/-. In defaulting one year imprisonment.

The accused demanded a sum of Rs.6000/- and reduce it to Rs.4500/- to assist the complainant to reduce the monthly maintenance payment of Rs. 12,000/- which should be paid by the complainant on a maintenance case no. 230007/16/P2 where the complainant was a Respondent.
The complainant has informed the CIABOC regarding the incident and the accused was taken in to the custody at a raid organized by the investigation officers of CIABOC when obtaining a bribe of Rs.4500/- from the complainant.

Prosecutor : Mrs. A.S Bakthi Chethana (Assistant Director – Legal)
Investigation Officers : Mr. Senevirathne S.I / Mr.Madusanka P.C

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