Hit-and-run case: Driver of Defender released on bail

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Navindu Umesh Ratnayake, the driver of the Defender involved in the accident which caused the death of Borella Traffic OIC has been released on bail.

Accordingly, two sureties of Rs 500,000 have been imposed as the bail conditions.

Traffic OIC of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, 51, had been en route to the Kollupitiya Police Station, when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a speeding Defender in Bambalapitiya, at around 4.35 am on February 24.

The OIC was critically injured in the accident and was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on March 09th.

The Defender involved in the crash had fled the scene and was later found by police in Pelawatte, Battaramulla.

Eight persons including the driver of the vehicle and a female were arrested by the Bambalapitiya police in connection with the hit-and-run case.

Seven of the suspects were granted bail by the court while the driver was remanded.