Rishad Bathiudeen remanded by Fort Magistrate’s Court

Rishad Bathiudeen remanded by Fort Magistrate’s Court

Rishad Bathiudeen remanded by Fort Magistrate’s Court

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Oct, 2020 | 6:09 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was remanded until the 27th of October, by the Fort Magistrate’s Court on Monday (19).

The Ex-Minister is charged with Criminal Misappropriation of Public Funds and Violation of Election Laws with regard to the Transportation of IDPs in CTB buses to vote at the 2019 Presidential Election.

The Ex-Minister was arrested by personnel from the CID early Monday (19) morning.

The Criminal Investigations Department arrested 07 people for assisting Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to evade arrest, said Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana on Monday (19).

Discussions between the Attorney General and the Criminal Investigations Department revealed the CID is conducting another 10 more investigations with regard to the Ex-Minister, and the Acting IGP was given necessary instructions on those matters.

State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General on Monday (19)  said instructions were given to the Acting IGP to conduct those investigations based on the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and to assign experienced personnel to carry out investigations in an efficient and streamlined manner.

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