Court has rejected a bail application filed by the father-in-law of Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen who is currently in remand custody over the case related to the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker.
The motion was filed by his counsel Anuja Premaratna.
President’s Counsel Premaratna has requested bail citing his client has contracted COVID-19.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Lochani Abeywickrama however has rejected the bail application and has said based on coronavirus infections alone, court cannot release inmates on bail.
The Magistrate has ordered the Prisons Superintendent to transfer the suspect to the Prisons Hospital and facilitate necessary treatment.