Jun 16, 2021

Shani Abeysekara further remanded till June 30

Three suspects including former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department Senior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekara, who were in remand custody, have been further remanded till the 30th of June.

NewsRadio Court correspondent said although the Court of Appeal had granted them bail today, they were further remanded as the relevant bail conditions were not produced before the Gampaha Court in writing.

The order was issued by Gampaha Chief Magistrate Manjula Karunaratne. The Court of Appeal earlier ordered the Gampaha Court to release the Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara and Sub Inspector Sugath Mendis on bail.

The order was issued by the bench comprising judges Nissanka Bandula Karunarathna and R Gurusinghe when their bail applications were taken up for consideration.

Accordingly, SSP Abeysekara, SI Mendis and another individual were ordered to be released on a surety bail of Rs.25,000 each and two personal bail of Rs.1 million each.

SSP Abeysekara and SI Mendis were arrested and produced before the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court by the Colombo Crimes Division over claims of fabricating evidence against the suspects in the 2013 murder of a businessman in Bambalapitiya.


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