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Easter Sunday bombings: Ibrahim, son granted bail

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Law & Order

The Colombo High Court yesterday granted bail under strict conditions to the father and a brother of the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombers who carried out the suicide bombings at the Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe. Mohammed Ibrahim, a millionaire businessman and his son Ibrahim Hijaz, a resident of Mahawila Udyanaya, Dematagoda, who were remanded for three years on charges of concealing information from the police regarding suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday, have been released on bail.

The judge also said that the bail application would be rejected as there were no special circumstances to grant bail to the third accused in the case.

They were released on two cash bails of Rs.200,000 and three sureties of Rs. 1 million each. Travel bans were imposed against the accused and ordered to surrender their passports to court and they were required to report to the CID on the first and last Sunday of each month.

Two indictments have been filed against three accused including Mohamed Ibrahim, a millionaire businessman living in Dematagoda, for allegedly concealing information from the police about a suicide attack was imminent on Easter Sunday under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and Penal Code.

The Attorney General filed indictment in the High Court against three accused including businessman Mohamed Ibrahim for committing an offence under the Prevention of Terrorism Act by concealing information without informing a police officer about a terrorist attack was imminent on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, which could have led to a racist riot.


Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 01:12

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