Easter attacks suspect Hejaaz Hizbullah tests positive for COVID-19 | Daily News

Easter attacks suspect Hejaaz Hizbullah tests positive for COVID-19

Attorney-at-Law Hejaaz Hizbullah, who was in the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over his alleged connection to the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, has tested positive for COVID-19. Hizbullah was not produced before courts due to the infection, a senior officer of the Criminal Investigation Department stated.

The Fort Magistrate’s Court had earlier called a report from the specialist doctors of the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo on whether there were extremist material in the magazine titled ‘Alhasanath’ which was recommended for children to read at the Madrassa school run by Hizbullah.

A team of lawyers including Attorney-at-law Hafeel Faris, appearing on behalf of Hejaaz hisbullah, had earlier told court that their client was being detained illegally by the Criminal Investigations Department.