The Colombo High Court yesterday (30) granted bail, under strict conditions, to two Navy Intelligence officers, who were in remand on charges of abducting and causing the disappearance of 11 children from Colombo and its suburbs 10 years ago.
The bail order was given by High Court Judge Champa Rajaratne, having considered a petition filed by K. Gamini and Thushara Mendis.
The High Court Judge ordered each suspect to be released on cash bail in
Rs 100,000 each and two sureties of
Rs 500,000 each. She also ordered that the wives of the two suspects and a Government servant should be produced as guarantors.
Judge Rajaratne also impounded the passports of the two suspects and ordered that their passports be handed over to the Court. She also ordered them to report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on the last Sunday of every month.
She warned the two suspects against either threatening or intimidating witnesses in the case and said that if they were found guilty of the offence, she would promptly recall bail and remand them till the conclusion of the case.
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