FR by Rishad Bathiudeen seeking to prevent his arrest, dismissed

FR by Rishad Bathiudeen seeking to prevent his arrest, dismissed

FR by Rishad Bathiudeen seeking to prevent his arrest, dismissed

Written by Staff Writer

07 Aug, 2020 | 3:22 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a Fundamental Rights application filed by Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen seeking an interim injunction order to prevent the Criminal Investigations Department from arresting him on the charges of aiding in the 2019 April 21st Attacks.

The petition was called up in the presence of Supreme Court justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, L. T. B. Dehideniya and S. Thurairaja.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle who appeared for the Attorney General told the court, the Criminal Investigations Department and the Terrorist Investigations Division had arrested over 100 suspects and are interrogating them on detention orders.

He said if the Ex-Minister is to be arrested, it would be done based on the evidence gathered against him and by following a legal process.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle stressed the investigation on the series of terror attacks that killed and injured a large number of people, are complex in nature.

He said the conduct of individuals such as the petitioner, coming to court seeking injunction orders to prevent the arrest, is an obstruction towards the investigation.

Considering the facts presented by the Senior Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle the Supreme Court bench dismissed the petition without granting permission for examination.

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