Oct 19, 2020

Bathiudeen remanded until Oct. 27

Former minister Rishad Bathiudeen has been remanded till 27 October by Fort Magistrate's court.

He was arrested by the CID this morning (19) and was produced before the Fort Magistrate.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Dappula De Livera had advised the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the prudence to place MP Rishad Bathiudeen under surveillance 24 hours before the issuing of the directive to arrest the former minister.

AG’s coordinating office State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the arrest of MP Rishad Bathiudeen is not something that had happened suddenly.

She stated that 24 hours before the Attorney General’s advice pertaining to the arrest was provided in writing to the CID officers and the Acting IGP, the AG had summoned the CID officers and verbally instructed them on pre-preparation before making the arrest.

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