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Hejaaz Hizbullah’s FR petition fixed for July 22

A Fundamental Rights violation petition filed on behalf of lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah, who is currently under custody on detention order was today fixed for July 22 by Supreme Court for further submissions.

Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested over an allegation that he had closely linked with the Easter Sunday suicide bombers.

The Petition had been filed by senior Attorney-at-Law Gowry Shangary Thavarajah citing Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, Director of CID SSP W. Thilakaratne, Chief Inspector Karunatilaka of the CID, OIC of the SIU Unit 3 Deepani Menike, OIC of the CID Mihindu Abeysinghe, as well as the Attorney General Dappula de Livera as respondents.

President’s Counsel Faiz Musthapha appearing for the petitioner commenced his oral submissions and he is to resume his submissions on the next day as well.

Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprised Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya, Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Gamini Amarasekera.

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