Jun 23, 2021

3rd judge recuses himself from Rishad's FR case

Yet another judge has recused himself from hearing the Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed by MP Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj Bathiudeen challenging their arrest and detention over the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks.

The FR petitions were taken up before the three-member judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Judges Preethi Padman Surasena, A.H.M.D.Navas, and Achala Vengappuli earlier today (June 23).

However, Judge A.H.M.D .Navas recused himself from the petition hearing, citing personal reasons.This is the 3rd judge to recuse himself from this hearing.Previously, Supreme Court Judges Janak de Silva and Yasantha Kodagoda recused themselves from the hearing, citingpersonal reasons.

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