Hicorp verdict put off by HC

Hicorp verdict put off by HC

February 28, 2012   10:44 am

The Colombo High Court once against postponed issuing a verdict on whether to continue with proceedings on the Hicorp fraud case filed against Sarath Fonseka. The verdict was scheduled to be delivered today however was put off till March 15 by High Court judge Sunil Rajapakse.

Postponing the decision for the second time in the case this year, the judge expressed that a large number of documents of the court martial needs to be examined.

Sarath Fonseka, his son-in-law Danuna Tilakaratne and Director of HiCorp Pvt. Ltd. Wellington De Hoedt were accused of defrauding the Army by purchasing military hardware going beyond the tender procedure.

Defense has raised an argument that that due to the Court Martial finding Sarath Fonseka guilty on charges related to the Hi-Corp fraud case, the High Court does not have legality to continue the Hicorp case against the former Army Commander.

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