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Suspects jailed for misleading court

A bus driver involved in an accident that had claimed several lives, who had attempted to evade punishment by having a double appear in his place at courts during a trial, was fined Rs. 1,500 and sentenced to a six-month imprisonment by Kurunegala Chief Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam, recently. Furthermore, the second suspect had also been given the same sentence for attempting to mislead the court.

The suspects were revealed to be residents of the Weherawatta area in Kurunegala. Kurunegala Police OIC IP Mangala Wickramanayake prosecuted.