The court has granted bail to Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen over the cases filed against him on the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks and the death of a domestic maid at his Colombo residence.
Bathiudeen who was remanded under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) over the Easter attacks has been granted bail by the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.
The Parliamentarian, who was arrested in April 2021, has been in remand custody for over 75 days.
He had been detained by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) under the PTA over suspected links to the Easter attacks.
A case was later filed against him over the death of a 16-year-old girl, who was employed as a domestic maid at his Colombo residence.
However, when the cases filed against him were taken up for hearing today, the Fort Magistrate’s Court ordered that Bathiudeen be released on two sureties of Rs. 5 million each.
The court has also imposed a travel ban on the Parliamentarian and has confiscated his passport.
MP Bathiudeen has been further instructed to report to the CID once in two weeks from the time of his release. (NewsWire)