Actor Jehan Appuhamy allowed bail

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage, yesterday (22) released on bail actor Jehan Appuhamy, who was due to be arrested on charges of violating an order issued by the Court.

Bail was set at two sureties of Rs 500,000 each.

Jehan Appuhamy was granted bail after he had surrendered to Court via his lawyer.

Afterwards the Fort Magistrate, ordered the Police Special Inspection Unit, to probe the incident, where the suspect is alleged to have fled from Police custody and submit a report on it, at the next hearing.

The Police had produced submissions at the previous hearing stating that the suspect had been arrested on 18 August by Slave Island Police, during a protest organised by the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF).

They reported that whilst being in custody, the suspect had fled and the Court had subsequently impounded his passport.

By Hansi Nanayakkara