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* Madras HC orders notice on Sri Lankan minister's plea to recall a non-bailable warrant
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 12:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 24, Chennai: Madras High Court today has ordered the authorities to issue a notice on a criminal revision petition filed by the Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda to recall a non-bailable warrant issued by a lower court in a shootout case registered in 1986.

When the matter came up before Justice T S Sivagnanam, the government advocate took notice and sought time to file the counter and the judge posted it to July 9, Press Trust of India reported.

An Indian judge in June 1994 had issued a proclamation warrant against the leader of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), treating him as an 'absconding accused' in a case relating to the killing of a city resident in 1986.

The Minister was under the impression that he was covered by immunity offered as part of 1987 Indo-Sri Lankan accord.

During Devananda's visit to India in June 2010 with the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a lawyer for a pro-LTTE group filed a petition seeking his arrest.

The Minister has filed a petition at the Madras High Court to annul the local court proclamation declaring him as an absconding accused and to revoke the non-bailable warrant (NBW).

The petition, filed after 536 days of delay, challenged the order of a lower court refusing to recall the NBW and accept his appearance through videoconferencing in the case which relates to the murder of the Chennai resident in 1986.

Minister Devananda has contended that the case was pending for about three decades and without any fault on his part, the trial has not been concluded.

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