Two petitions filed seeking release of lawyer arrested over alleged links to Easter attacks
Posted on April 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Two Habeas Corpus petitions have been filed with the Appeals Court seeking the release of the attorney-at-law who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on suspicion of having links to the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

The petitions, filed by his father and brother through, have cited the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Director of the CID and the Attorney General as respondents.

Petitioners have alleged that the arrest of the lawyer in question is unlawful and baseless.

The petitioners are further seeking an order directing the CID to grant access to legal counsels to obtain instructions from the corpus in confidence for the purpose of prosecuting his application and or any other proceedings before a court of law.

They have also sought an order directing the respondents to release the corpus.

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