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AG directs remand suspects to be granted bail to prevent COVID-19 spread

Attorney General Dappula De Livera has issued revised instructions and guidelines to the Acting IGP regarding the granting of bail to currently remanded suspects and file charges against the suspects to reduce prison congestion.

Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General Nishara Jayaratne said that the Attorney General had instructed the Acting Inspector General of Police to grant bail to the suspects who are currently in remand custody and to file charges against the other suspects.

The direction was taken considering the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, she added.

Accordingly, the Attorney General had issued a revised set of instructions and guidelines to the Acting IGP yesterday.