Bathiya Mawatha Mosque Assault Case – Mt. Lavinia Courts – 25/10/2021

Lawyers appearing for the suspect moved the courts for bail citing that these are bailable offences.

OIC Kohuwala Police appeared and made submissions objecting to bail stating that further investigations need to be done ascertaining whether any racial elements are behind the suspect

Shiraz Noordeen with Pasan Weerasinghe and Irsath Ahamed appeared along with the police for the prosecution and stated that since there is a medical report to the effect that the suspect has suffered from mental illness with a history of depression, moved court as per S. 376(1) of the Criminal Procedure Court to conduct a further medical examination to ensure that the suspect will cause no harm to himself or others once released.

After hearing all submissions, learned magistrate remanded the suspect till 01/11/2021 and orders to obtain further medical reports regarding the suspect.

LNN Staff 

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