Senior DIG arrested over Vidya murder granted bail

Senior DIG arrested over Vidya murder granted bail

September 13, 2017   12:49 pm

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Vidya murder case was granted bail earlier today (13) by the Kayts Magistrate Court. 

Accordingly Lalith Jayasinghe was granted bail as Rs.500, 000 as a financial bond and 4 counts of personnel bail each amounted at Rs.500,000. The former DIG was also banned from travelling overseas and was instructed to hand over his passport to court Officials to implement his travel ban. 

Further former DIG Lalith Jayasinghe is to appear on the first Monday of every month to sign a table of records at the CID headquarters in Colombo. 

The Kayts Magistrate also declared that the next hearing of the case will be on December 05, 2017.  The verdict was passed by judge A.M.M.Riyal. 

Sivaloganathan Vidya, an 18-year-old schoolgirl from Punkudutivu, was abducted, gang-raped and murdered in Jaffna, whilst returning home from school on May 13, 2015. Chief suspects were arrested and Swiss Kumar who was allegedly involved was tied to an electricity transmission tower, whereupon he had been released without being handed over to the Police. 

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