Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has summoned the CID DIG and the Chief Investigating Officer to the AG's Department today. The duo has been summoned over the release of Riyaz Bathiudeen, without the AG’s knowledge.
Riyaz Bathiudeen , brother of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen, was arrested by the CID on April 14, 2020 on charges of aiding and abetting terrorists who carried out the Easter Sunday coordinated terror attack on April 21, 2019.
Releasing a media statement AG's Coordinator, Senior State Counsel Nishara Jayarathna said that the AG will review the files regarding the CID inquiry which was conducted against Riyaz Bathiudeen on the above charge.
The statement also mentioned that the AG will review the evidence pertaining to the matter.(Yoshitha Perera)