Rishad Bathiudeen acquitted in case filed over Easter Sunday attacks

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today (02) ordered the acquittal of Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen, who was named a suspect in a case filed over Easter Sunday terror attacks, from the case in accordance with the instructions of the Attorney General.

The magistrate issued the order when the magisterial inquiry related to the case was taken up again today.

The former Minister and Wanni District Parliamentarian was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police on 24 April 2021 and remanded under the Prevention of Terrorism Act for over six months until he was granted bail on 14 October 2021.

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