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Rishad Bathiudeen’s accomplice records PCol proceedings

An accomplice of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen was detected by police officers attached to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing Easter Sunday attacks yesterday in front of the Commission, while he was recording the evidence being among the media personnel.

Attorney-at-Law Rushti Habeeb appearing for former minister Bathuideen, who is in remand custody, informed the commission that a COVID-19 infected person had been identified in Room 9 on the other side of the Room 10 in the Ward E of the Welikada Prison where his client is being held and therefore, his client was at risk of contracting the COVID-19.

Although the infected prisoner has been referred to the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre, the prison authorities have not yet taken steps to conduct PCR tests on any of the 38 inmates in the Ward E, the Attorney-at-Law informed the commission.

Although his client personally wished to appear before the Commission, he sought from the commission to allow his client to testify before the commission through Skype without summoning him to the commission in the present circumstances.

Responding to the request made by the Attorney-at-Law appearing for Bathuideen to allow his client to be involved in the proceedings of the commission from the prison, the presiding Judge of the Commission said that the confidence in Rishad Bathuideen’s party had been damaged due to a person representing him eavesdropped to the commission yesterday, and he could not join the proceedings of the commission from the prison.