The bail application of the National Freedom Front Spokesman Mohammed Muzammil was rejected by the Fort Magistrate today, with the Magistrate ordering that Muzammil be further remanded till July 27.
Muzammil’s lawyers had claimed that the arrest was made without proper evidence, although the FCID who arrested Muzammil last month said that the arrest was made for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 6 million by misusing vehicles that belonged to the Presidential Secretariat during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term.
He was arrested on June 20 by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID). Soon after the arrest, NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa, termed the arrest as a ‘brutal political hunt’ launched by the government against opposition politicians.
The FCID had filed charges against Muzammil on ‘Dishonest Misappropriation, Cheating, Forgery and Falsification of Accounts’ of the Public Property Act.