Stalling investigations on Riyaj Bathiudeen unjustified – AG

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The Attorney General met with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and officers today (12).

This is as the Attorney General summoned the DIG in charge of the CID and its Chief Investigating Officer over the release of Riyaj Bathiudeen, brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who was recently released after being detained in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.

The CID officers were asked to bring the investigative material related to the release of Bathiudeen.

However, upon meeting, the Attorney General noted deficiencies in the stalled investigations against suspect, stated the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne.

In addition, the Attorney General has directed the CID to conduct further comprehensive investigations on specific matter.

Further, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has informed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) that stalling investigations in the case of Riyaj Bathiudeen by the CID is unjustified.