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Former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Anura Senanayake was granted bail on Friday (2) following being in remand custody over the case involving the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

Senanayake who was initially arrested in May last year was charged with conspiracy to cover up and withholding of evidence to this effect.

Senanayake was granted bail by the Colombo High Court when his bail application was taken up for consideration.

Senanayake was ordered to post cash bail amounting to Rs. 1 million and three sureties amounting to Rs. five million each. The Colombo High Court judge also ordered Anura Senanayake to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department every Sunday. In addition, the former Senior DIG has been barred from traveling overseas and was ordered to hand in his passport to the court.

Thajudeen’s charred body was recovered in Narahenpita in May 2012.