The Court of Appeal today granted bail to Attorney-at-law Hejaaz Hizbullah after nearly 22 months in detention and remand custody.
The Court of Appeal has directed the Puttalam High Court to release Hejaaz Hizbullah on bail with suitable bail conditions.
The two-judge-bench comprising Justice Menaka Wijesundera and Justice Neil Iddawala made this order following the consideration a revision application filed on behalf of Hejaaz Hizbullah.
The Attorney General has not make objections to release him.
On January 28, an application produced requesting to release Attorney-at-law Hejaaz Hizbullah on bail bt it was rejected by Puttalam High Court.
The High Court Judge Kumari Abeyrathne refused to grant bail citing that she has no jurisdiction to grant bail under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
This revision application had been filed on behalf of Attorney-at-law Hejaaz Hizbullah seeking an order to release him on bail.