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Shani seeks bail from Appeal Court

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara and Sub Inspector Sugath Mendis remanded for allegedly fabricating evidence in the murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam have filed revision applications in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to release them on bail.

Filing revision applications through their lawyers, the petitioners requested the Court of Appeal to revise and set aside Gampaha High Court’s order to refuse bail and sought an order to grant bail to the petitioners on any condition that the Court shall seem fit.

These revision applications are to be taken up for consideration in the Court of Appeal on February 23. Shani Abeysekara was arrested by CCD for allegedly fabricating evidence in the murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam in 2013 in which then DIG Vass Gunawardena and several others were sentenced to death for committing and conspiring to commit murder.