Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jail guard has exceeded his limitation: Court

By Sunil S .


(DM)The Kalutara Chief Magistrate pronouncing the judgment on the killing of seven inmates allegedly when they attempted to escape said that it was evident that the jail guard had exceeded his limitations and had gone out of control in shooting at the prisoners.

The incident took place on April 15. The Chief Magistrate H. Anura Seneviratne further said that it has been determined that the said shooting had been committed violating the standing orders based on rights to self defense. He said although the most immediate reason for the said shooting had been the collective attempt by the inmates to escape.