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Former SPC Chairman’s bail application rejected

An application for bail filed by former State Pharmaceuticals Corporation(SPC) Chairman Mohommed Rumi Mohommed Azeem has been rejected by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday.

When the motion was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, Criminal Investigations Department was not appeared before the court.

Attorney-at-Law Prassanna Ampatha and Fazeer Mohomed had filed this motion on the instructions of Counsel Anura Seneviratna. On a previous occasion, former State Pharmaceuticals Corporation Chairman Mohommed Rumi Mohommed Azeem, who surrendered to the Criminal Investigations Department over the “White Van” press conference was ordered to be remanded till January 6 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Shalini Perera.

The suspect was charged for allegedly giving two million rupees to two persons, who spoke about the alleged ‘white van’ abductions at a press conference prior to the last Presidential election. Former Chairman Azeem was arrested after he surrendered to the CID after being wanted in connection with the ‘white van’ press conference held on November 10, 2019.


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