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Rishad further remanded

Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage yesterday rejected the bail application submitted by former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and ordered the MP to be further remanded until November 25.

The Ex-Minister is charged with Criminal misappropriation of Public Funds to the tune of Rs.9.5 million and violation of Election laws with regard to the Transport of IDPs in CTB buses to vote at the 2019 Presidential Election.

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, the director of the project Mohomed Yaseen Samsudeen and the project accountant Alagarathnam Manoranjan are accused of violating Article 82(1) of Presidential Election Act, No 15 of 1981 by misappropriating public funds.

Samsudeen Mohamed Yazin was granted bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s court. The magistrate ordered the suspect on a cash bail of Rs.100,000 and two sureties of Rs.1,000,000 each.The Magistrate also imposed a travel ban on him.

The Magistrate issued notices on the Director of the Criminal Investigation to appear before the court on the next calling date.