Dhaniz Ali granted bail

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Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amerasinghe, yesterday (15) released on bail ‘Aragalaya’ activist Dhaniz Ali, who was recently remanded for forcibly entering Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and disrupting the broadcast. Bail was set at Rs 25,000 cash and a personal bail of Rs 500,000.

The suspect is a resident of Webada in the Kurunegala District. The Magistrate ruled that adequate submissions were not produced against the suspect under the Offences against Public Property Act (PPA) by the prosecution, for him to be remanded further.

Ali was meanwhile ordered to record a statement with the Cinnamon Garden Police, after he was released on bail.

The Cinnamon Gardens Police had produced submissions to Court in this regard and the suspect was arrested by the CID when he was about to board a flight to Dubai at the BIA on 26 July, based on a warrant issued by Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

By Hansi Nanayakkara