Interim report on granting bail to copper factory workers handed in
May 20, 2019 05:51 pm
The interim report on the investigation launched to determine as to whether any errors had been committed by the police in granting bail to 9 suspects arrested at the Wellampitiya copper factory, which is believed to be linked to the Easter Sunday terror attacks, has been handed over to the Police headquarters.
The Investigation was launched, recently, by Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that if it is confirmed through the interim report of the investigation that an error or oversight by a Wellampitiya police officer had led to this, strict action will be taken against the said officer.
Mohamed Ibrahim Insaf Ahmed, the suicide bomber responsible for the blast at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo on April 21, is the owner of the copper factory at Wellampitiya. On April 22, nine employees of the factory were arrested by Wellampitiya Police and remanded until May 06 after being produced at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.
When the case was taken up on May 06, the court released the nine suspects on bail while it had been widely reported that the suspects were granted bail due to an error or oversight on the part of the officers of the Wellampitiya Police Station.