Pujith, Hemasiri remanded till Oct. 23 [UPDATE]
(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – UPDATE: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been remanded till 23 October, by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
__________________________________________________(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been arrested by prison officials after a court order had been issued to that effect today (Oct 9).
They are being taken to the Welikada prison to be placed under remand custody.
The Colombo High Court today ordered the arrest of Jayasundara and Fernando, revoking a previous court order to release them on bail after they had been charged by the Attorney General over their failure to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks.
Court orders arrest of Pujith, Hemasiri
The Colombo High Court today revoked a court order to release IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on bail, and ordered their arrest today (Oct 9).
Previously, IGP Jayasundara and Mr Fernando had been granted bail after the Attorney General (AG) had charged them over their failure to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks.
Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne had released the suspects on bail, citing lack of evidence to support certain charges against the suspects, which included murder.
However, the AG had appealed against the decision through a revision petition at the Colombo High Court. The order concerning the petition was announced by High Court judge Vikum Kaluarachchi today.