CoA orders to release SSP Shani under strict bail conditions

Amani Nilar | Published: 10:24 AM Jun 16 2021
Local CoA orders to release SSP Shani under strict bail conditions

SSP Shani Abeysekara, former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), was granted bail by an order of the Court of Appeal today (16).

The Court of Appeal informed the Gampaha High Court to release former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera and Sub Inspector, Sugath Mendis under strict bail conditions.

Both suspects were arrested on 31 July 2020 under charges of fabricating evidence against former SDIG Vaas Gunawardena and eight others.

After being remanded, Abeysekara filed an application in the Gampaha High Court seeking his release on bail, which was dismissed by the Court.

Subsequently, Abeysekara filed a revision application in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to enlarge him on bail.

Amani Nilar | Published: 10:24 AM Jun 16 2021

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