Vidya case: Ex-DIG released on bail

2017-09-13 12:31:48

Former senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, remanded on charges of allowing a suspect arrested in connection with Vidya’s rape and killing to escape from police custody, was today released on bail by Kayts Magistrate A.M.M.Riyaz.

He was released on a cash bail of Rs.300, 000 cash bail with four sureties of Rs.500,000 each and a travel ban imposed.

The Magistrate ordered the former DIG to report to the CID on the last Monday of each month.

The case was postponed for December 5.

The DIG was alleged to have allowed the main suspect, Swiss Kumar to escape from police custody.

Vidya was abducted, gang-raped and killed at Punkuduthivu in Jaffna on May 2015. ( Romesh Madushanka)


Video by Gobi Ranjan

  Comments - 5

  • ceylon Wednesday, 13 September 2017 13:41

    why the policecourtsgovernment allways helping criminals .such serious case why this thug allowed bail. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       28

    kay Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:53

    because it is SRILANKA

    Reply : 2       21

    Mendis Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:13

    In Sri Lanka the Police are corrupt to the core,only some of them get caught.We need some entity to police the police.

    Reply : 0       7

    GH Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:42

    Mr. A.M.M. Riyaz, mind it, you should be answerable to Almighty!!!

    Reply : 2       5

    ceylon Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:46

    why bribery commision dont arrest him for bribery. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       7

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