Rishad to file case against Gotabaya

Shashinka Vidusara

All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) MP Rishad Bathiudeen says he will file a case against several state officials, including former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, for his wrongful arrest and detention.

Addressing the Parliament today (Dec 01), MP Bathiudeen alleged that former President Goatabaya Rajapaksa together with the Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) had intended to frame him and keep him in prison for five years for their political gains.

He further claimed that Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officials had threatened state officials working under his purview to make false statements against him, but they had refused to do so, due to which he has been released from all the cases filed against him.

MP Rishad Bathiudeen announced he would file a case next week against all the officials, including the TID Director and former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, against his wrongful detention.

He added that he would seek compensation from the said persons by filing the case.

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