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More charges against Fonseka

world Updated: Feb 25, 2010 22:43 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis
Sutirtho Patranobis
Hindustan Times
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Additional charges against former army chief Sarath Fonseka would be filed under the Sri Lankan penal code and the Exchange Control Act, the government announced on Thursday.

It added these charges would be filed within the next two weeks in which he will be accused of fraud, condoning fraud, plotting against the government, creating unrest within the army and keeping army deserters under his protection.

In addition, charges will also be made under the Exchange Control Act for violating and condoning the violation of foreign exchange laws. Fonseka, who is in military custody, is already being investigated under the Army Act and could face a court martial.