Murder case: Lankan minister moves Chennai court

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 21:31

Chennai: A Sri Lankan Minister wanted in connection with a murder case in India moved a local court here on Tuesday seeking exemption from personal appearance and offering to face proceedings via video conferencing.

Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda moved a sessions court here, praying for recall of a non-bailable warrant pending against him and to dispense with his personal appearance.

He was a Minister since 1994 and his visit to Tamil Nadu now could create law and order issues, he said.

The court posted for Wednesday further hearing of the matter.
The murder case is related to the death of a city resident in a gunfire from the EPRLF office here in 1986. Devananda, arrested and released on bail then, had been declared a proclaimed offender by a sessions court in 1994 after the former EPRLF leader and the others jumped bail in 1987.
PTI




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