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Indian held over plot to kill Lanka president acquitted


COLOMBO: An Indian national held in Sri Lanka over an alleged plot to assassinate president Maithripala Sirisena used to be acquitted on Wednesday, court docket officials said. Marceli Thomas, from Kerala, used to be arrested in October following a grievance through Namal Kumara, a police informant, who had alleged a plot to assassinate Sirisena and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the former top defence ministry bureaucrat and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa.


The Colombo citadel magistrate’s court docket acquitted Thomas of the costs of conspiring to assassinate the 2 when the case used to be taken up for hearing on Wednesday. Colombo citadel magistrate Ranga Dissanayake on February 13 informed the CID to offer to court docket proof in opposition to the suspect in two weeks.


However, the CID used to be now not been able to produce any proof in opposition to Thomas. He had denied the allegation and claimed that he is innocent and that an attempt used to be being made to border him. The magistrate said he cannot order to stay a person in remand without proof because the police wanted. However, Thomas has been remanded further on charges of staying in the nation with out a legitimate visa.


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