Bathiudeen’s FR petition fixed for support on Aug.7 | Daily News


Bathiudeen’s FR petition fixed for support on Aug.7

A Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen seeking an interim order preventing CID from arresting him on an allegation of having committed any offence relating to Easter Sunday attack was yesterday fixed for support on August 7 by Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, Supreme Court Judge Priyantha Jayawardena yesterday declined to sit on the bench hearing this Fundamental Rights petition. Justice Jayawardena declined to hear this petition citing a personal reason.

Accordingly, the three-judge Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and Justice Yasantha Kodagoda fixed the petition to be taken up for support on August 7.

Filing this petition through counsel Gowry Shangary Thavarasa, the petitioner had named Acting IGP, CID director, OIC of CID Special Investigation Unit (3), DIG attached to the CID, the Attorney General and several others as respondents.

The petitioner stated that he was interrogated by the CID in respect of a purported connection that he was alleged to have had with Insaf Ahamed who exploded himself at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, and their father Yusuf Mohammed Ibrahim.

The former Minister stated that he is aware that the said persons were the owners of ‘Collossus Pvt. Limited’.

Rishad Bathiudeen maintained that he may be arrested on false or fabricated charges although there is no material to suspect or reasonably believe that he has committed any offence.

The petitioner is seeking a declaration that there is a violation or imminent violation of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed to him under Article 12 (1), 12 (2), 13 (1), and 14 (1) (f ) of the Constitution.

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