Rishad returned back to remand custody

Rishad returned back to remand custody

Rishad returned back to remand custody

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Sep, 2021 | 3:27 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was returned to remand custody until the 05th of October, as per an order issued by Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage on Tuesday (21).

Detectives produced Ex-Minister Bathiudeen to the court on the charges of giving priority to a firm owned by Ibrahim Ahamed, one of the suicide bombers responsible for the 2019 April 21st Terror Attacks, by providing scrap metal and copper owned by the Ministry of Industries, and using the funds generated through that scheme to fund terrorism.

The Criminal Investigations Department was ordered by the Magistrate to have representation from the Attorney General’s Department to make submissions on the bail application made on behalf of the suspect at the previous hearing.

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