Is there a provision in Indian law NOT to host a ‘proclaimed offender’ by the highest office? Read details….?
Minister in Rajapaksa team is a proclaimed offender in India
Wanted In Three Cases, Including 1986 Shootout
A Subramani | TNN
Chennai: Accompanying Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his India visit is a tall, well-built, bearded, bespectacled man. As with the other ministers, this man Douglas Devananda, minister for traditional industries and small enterprises development, is being accorded full state protocol. What is ironic is that this Cabinet colleague of Rajapaksa is a proclaimed offender in India and liable for arrest.
Devananda was declared a proclaimed offender and an absconding accused by a sessions court in Tamil Nadu in connection with a shootout-***-murder here in 1986. In November 1986, Devananda, then a member of the separatist Eelam People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRLF), and nine others were charged with opening fire with automatic weapons at locals in Choolaimedu, injuring five. One person, Thirunavukkarasu, succumbed to his injuries later. Members of LTTE, EPRLF and other Lankan militant outfits used to freely move around and live in Chennai, then Madras, in the 1980s.
In the Choolaimedu case, Devananda and others were charged with murder, attempt to murder, rioting and unlawful assembly. While Devananda attended courts and obtained bail, others went absconding. In 1994, he too went underground, forcing the VI additional sessions court here to declare him a proclaimed offender.
Embarrassing Visitor Enjoys State Hospitality
In 1986, Douglas Devananda (shaking hands with Manmohan Singh), 9 others charged with
opening fire with automatic weapons at locals
in Chennai. 5 people were injured, 1 later died
Devananda went underground in 1994, and was declared a proclaimed offender
Another case of kidnapping a boy for ransom registered on March 2, 1989. Still pending
Third case registered in 1990 for rioting and criminal intimidation of a person called Valavan
Any Indian harbouring a proclaimed offender faces imprisonment up to 7 yrs under IPC
Times of India Chennai Edition 10/06/2010
let us watch the outcome of PIL in Madras High Court.
@ Madhukar ji,
In today’s news the same is confirmed by City Police Commissioner
Chennai city police commissioner T Rajendran told TOI that Chennai police had sent a fax message to the Delhi police commissioner with details of the cases pending against Douglas Devananda alias Anand alias Devananda. “He is a proclaimed offender, and we are expecting a reply from the Delhi police to pursue the case,” said Rajendran.
Yes there are twists, When Sarat Fonseka became a worst enemy of Rajapakshe, any thing can happen!
@ Senthil R,
Yes correct, why Parvathi ammal was denied entry to India that too for medical grounds who is not a proclaimed offender, but red carpet welcome to proclaimed offender.
@ Captain cook
Devananda cannot claim amnesty
Accused Must Subject Himself To Trial Or Prosecutor Should Withdraw From Case
A Subramani & Jayaraj Sivan | TNN
A detailed answer! But there is a news that Amnesty cannot be claimed by Devanandha as found in the news.
A balanced answer!
It is news to me regarding LK Advani!
Why cannot Govts withdraw the pending cases if any before hosting them to avoid such conflicts?
Why such a friendly nation keeps the innocent Tamils in concentration camp for over 15 months even after eradicating LTTE?
@ Madhukar ji
You have raised valid points in your edit which I was also thinking for a quite a long time. India is not treated with due respects.
Yes I also read the news you have quoted under Cr.P.C, amnesty cannot be claimed once FIR filed and Charge sheet framed.
@ Jordan Max:
Yes that is also true and 6000 Tamil also indicted it.
@ Madhukar ji,
Your last edit reads as follows:
I don't understand this theory of amnesty. If a criminal murders someone in India and runs away to another country and gets the benefit of so-called diplomatic amnesty, does the relative of the person killed lose his right of justice? Will someone explain to me this theory? Do the criminals released in Kandahar hijacking case also enjoy such amnesty?
What a valid question you have raised!
Only the Legal Experts & those who justify amnesty need to clarify this.