The Fundamental Rights petitions filed by Bathiudeen brothers seeking an order to release them forthwith from the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) were today fixed for further support by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justice Vijith Malalgoda, Justice Murdu Fernando and Justice Gamini Amarasekera fixed the petitions to be taken up for further support on October 15.
The petitioners Rishad Bathiudeen and Riyaj Bathiudeen had been arrested and detained in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks.
The petitioners had named Inspector General of Police, CID Director, DIG in charge of CID, Attorney General and several others as respondents.
In his petition, Rishad Bathiudeen said he was arrested in a humiliating manner on false and malicious allegations. He further said defamatory statements were made against him in the media causing humiliation, defamation and pain of mind.
Bathiudeen said he was detained at the CID during the holy month of Ramadhan preventing him from effectively practicing his religion. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)