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Second accused is mentally fit to face HiCorp trial. Bail rejected

Sep 16, 2010 11:45:58 AM - itnnews.lk

The second accused in the HiCorp case is not suffering from a serious mental illness. The Colombo Magistrate Court made this reference rejecting bail.

The Counsel appearing on behalf of the second accused Wellington D. Hoedt said that the suspect is not in a better mental condition to face the trial. Thereafter action was taken to secure a report after admitting him to the Mental Hospital. The report submitted to Courts today had revealed that he is in a condition to face the trial. The Court thereafter decided to continue the trial rejecting a bail application.

High Court Judge Sunil Rajapaksa ordered that the trial be conducted every Friday with effect from the 29th of October. Three persons including Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka are indicted over the HiCorp financial fraud. The Attorney General has indicted them on charges that the Army had to face losses following the illegal granting of four tenders to the HiCorp Company for the procurement of weapons. Permission was granted to continue with case sans the main suspect Danuna Tilakeratne, the son-in-law of Sarath Fonseka.