Written by Staff Writer
10 Jun, 2019 | 3:32 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Karuppiah Rajendran alias Abdullah, suspect number 10, from the Wellampitiya copper factory was remanded till June 24th by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (June 10).
Defence counsel requested the court to grant bail to the suspect. However, due to the objections by the investigators, the Additional Magistrate rejected the bail application.
In addition, it was requested to relax the bail conditions of the suspect and allow him to appear before the police division in the area of his residence twice a week instead of Wellampitiya police division. The magistrate denied this request. Eight suspects are currently out on bail and the 09th is in remand custody as no one had come forward to post bail for the suspect.
The Additional Magistrate ordered the Welikada Prison Superintendent to permit personnel from the TID to record a statement from the suspects on June 12th.
The TID in an additional report informed the court that the 10th suspect; Karuppiah Rajendran alias Abdullah is investigated in relation to the Terrorism Prevention Act.
TID declared that the 10 suspects had maintained contact with the suicide bomber, Insaf Ahamed Ibrahim who is the owner of the Wellampitiye copper factory but their extent of the involvement in the attacks is yet to be ascertained.
It was also revealed during the investigations that the 10th suspect, Abdullah had maintained close relationships with the suicide bomber Insaf Ahamed Ibrahim who had offered Rs 200,000 to the 10th suspect before the attack.
The Additional Magistrate ordered the suspect to be remanded until June 24th and to provide details on the other suspects on June 15th.
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