Rishad Bathiudeen to be further detained for 90 days

A Detention Order (DO) has been obtained to further detain Opposition Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyadh Bathiudeen for 90 days, to be questioned in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks.

Both were arrested on 24th April by the Criminal Investigations Department.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that they have been detained from today for another 90 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyadh Bathiudeen were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act over allegations of aiding and abetting the suicide bombers responsible for the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother had initially been detained for 72 hours by the CID for further investigations.

He said that they were arrested after extensive investigations were conducted over the past several weeks.

The Police Spokesman said that further investigations were required as a result of which they have been detained for another 90 days with the 72-hour detention order expiring today. (Colombo Gazette)

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