President’s Counsel M. A. Sumanthiran appearing on behalf of former Minister Bathiudeen informed the Magistrate that there is no sufficient evidence to file this case against his client. The Counsel further pleaded for permission to make a few requests on behalf of his client.
Accordingly, the Magistrate ordered that the case to be called on August 26 on the Defense Counsel’s request.
The Criminal Investigation Department told that the Attorney General had instructed them to file a case against the first and second suspects.
Accordingly, former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Principal of a Madrasa school Mohamed Shakeer, Mohammed Jawfer, Mohommed Baseer and Fathima Sadia, the wife of Easter Sunday attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim, who were in remand custody were remanded till September 1.