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Bailed copper factory workers summoned

Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage issued notices on eight copper factory employees who were arrested and granted bail to appear before court on May 27.

Filing a motion before court, Wellampitiya police pleaded to issue notice on suspects to appear before court on May 27.

Wellampitiya Police had arrested the 10 suspects after one of the April 21 suicide bombers, Inshaf Ibrahim was found to be the owner of this copper factory. Police stated that eight suspects except one had already fulfilled their bail conditions.

Wellampitiya police informed court that one of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers who was responsible for the Shangri-La Hotel explosion, had owned a copper factory in Wellampitiya. Police Special Investigation Unit began a comprehensive investigation to ascertain as to how these employees secured bail. It was alleged that the workers were released as the OIC had failed to mention the offences, that the suspects were alleged to have committed. This factory belonging to the Shangri-La suicide bomber Insaf Ahamed had been used to make explosives used in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Nine out of the ten suspects arrested on April 21 were remanded till May 6 and granted bail on two sureties of Rs. 500,000 each due to insufficient evidence.

Police had requested the Court last week to permit them to obtain details of phone numbers and the Bank accounts used by these employees who were granted bail on May 6 leading to public concern as to how they were granted bail.


 

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