Bathiudeen returns to CID custody
By Keerthi Mendis
MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who fell ill following the death of the minor employed at his residence as a domestic worker, was taken back to the CID after he recovered. Bathiudeen had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital 24 hours after the death of the maid, who had served in his household.
The MP was then treated at ward 52 of the Hospital and was given special permission to use a different washroom. However, intelligence officers kept a close watch when he used the washroom.
Meanwhile, they noticed that the MP while on his way to the washroom on 24 July rolled a piece of paper and taken it to the washroom and then noticed that the MP throwing the piece of paper out of a window. They found that the MP had thrown away a few tablets. The officers had then produced the MP and the tablets to the doctor who was treating him.
The doctor had said the tablets were to treat the MP for his illness. The doctor had then concluded the treatment given to the MP and had recommended him to be taken back to the CID. CID officers were in the process of finding out whether Bathiudeen was in fact ill when he was taken to the National Hospital or whether he had faked it. The MP had also requested the CID to admit him to a paying ward but that request was turned down by the CID.