Bathiudeen remanded till October over Easter Sunday attacks

Hansi Nanayakkara (DM) | Published: 3:25 PM Sep 21 2021
Local Bathiudeen remanded till October over Easter Sunday attacks

MP Rishad Bathiudeen who was taken into custody under PTA, was ordered to be re-remanded till 5 October in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks. 

The order was issued by Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage when the case was taken up before the court earlier today (07). 

The lawyer appearing on behalf of the suspect had previously requested that the court grant him bail. 

Responding to the appeal, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the court that they were unable to seek the assistance of a state attorney owing to the current situation in the country and therefore requested another date to make submissions after consulting a state attorney. 

Accordingly, the case will be heard on the 5th of next month. 

The former Minister and his brother Riyaj Bathiudeen were arrested on 24 April on charges of aiding and abetting the suspects of the Easter Sunday terror attack. 

Subsequently, the CID obtained an order for detention and interrogation of Bathiudeen and his brother. 

Bathiudeen, who was detained for 111 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, was produced before the Fort Magistrate for the first time on 10 August and will remain remanded till the end of the trial.

Hansi Nanayakkara (DM) | Published: 3:25 PM Sep 21 2021

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