Despite investigations carried out by CID six teams, former minister and Member of Parliament Rishad Bathiudeen has not been arrested. Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that although the CID raided the houses of Bathiudeen in Colombo and Mannar, he was not in those houses.
However, an accountant of MP Rishad Bathiudeen, a police constable who was guarding him and two other persons have been arrested by the police. The Attorney General instructed the police to arrest this accountant yesterday. The police constable has been arrested on charges of aiding and abetting the MP to evade the court warrant. Two vehicles and two firearms have been taken into police custody during the raids.