Rishad Bathiudeen released on bail

Rishad Bathiudeen released on bail

August 27, 2012   12:01 pm

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Minister Rishard Bathiudeen was released on bail when he appeared before the Mannar Magistrate’s Court today, over the alleged threatening of a magistrate.

The Minister of Industry and Commerce, who is accused of threatening a magistrate in Mannar to change an arrest order, was ordered released on two personal bails of Rs. 500,000 each and cash bail of Rs. 10,000.

He was also ordered to reappear before the court on September 04 while the 22 persons arrested on charges of damaging the Mannar Court Complex were further remanded.

Judge R.A.S. Dissanayake on August 13 issued summons on Minister Bathiudeen to appear before court today (August 27), after considering a plea by the judge who was allegedly threatened.

The Court of Appeals had also ordered the Minister to personally appear in court on September 5 to answer the charges of intimidating the Mannar Magistrate.

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