AG requests CJ to appoint Trial-at-Bar to hear cases against 25 suspects
Posted on August 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The Attorney General has sent indictments to the Chief Justice to constitute a Trial-at-Bar to hear the cases against 25 suspects indicted for conspiracy over the Easter Sunday attacks.

The AG has requested the Chief Justice to hear and determine 23,270 charges filed under the prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) including the charges of conspiracy, preparation,aiding and abetting, collection of explosives and weapons, murder and attempted murder.

The Attorney General’s Department today filed the principal indictments in the Colombo High Court against 25 accused including Naufer Mawlawi,Sajid Maulawi, Mohammed Milhan, Sadik Abdullah, Aadam Lebbe alias Gafoor Mama, Mohammed Sanasdeen and Mohammed Rizwan.

The indictments have been filed in relation to the eight attacks on St Anthony’s Church Kochchikade, St Sebastian’s Church, the Kingsbury Hotel, Shangri-La Colombo, Cinammon Grand Colombo, Zion Church and Tropical Inn (Dehiwala).

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