Habeas Corpus petitions filed on behalf of Hejaz Hisbullah withdrawn | Daily News

Habeas Corpus petitions filed on behalf of Hejaz Hisbullah withdrawn

A Habeas Corpus petition filed on behalf of Attorney-at-law Hejaz Hisbullah, who has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over an allegation that he had close links with the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was yesterday withdrawn before the Court of Appeal.

The petitioner was seeking an order directing the respondents to release and discharge corpus Hejaz Hisbullah from detention and produce before a Court.

President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for the petitioner sought the Court’s permission to withdraw the petition since his client has already been produced before a Court.Accordingly, Court of Appeal Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola permitted the petitioner to withdraw the petition.

IGP Chandana Wickremaratne, the CID Director and the Attorney General were named as respondents in the petition.