Rifkan Bathiudeen, who was arrested over an alleged forged land deal had been released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
Rifkan is a brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen.
When the case was taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, the suspect was ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs. 25,000 and two sureties of Rs. 500,000 each.
In the bail order, the Magistrate also mentioned that one surety should be a close relative of the suspect and the suspect had to present in CID on last Sunday of each month.
The Magistrate had also imposed a travel ban and ordered the suspect to provide his passport to the Court. (Yoshitha Perera)