CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: [UPDATE] ‘Prophet’ Jerome Fernando Ordered Not to be Arrested Returns to Sri Lanka, To Provide Statement within 48 Hours… [#JeromeFernando #PastorFernando #ProphetFernando #PastorJeromeFernando #ProphetJeromeFernando]
Pastor Jerome Fernando landed in Sri Lanka early this morning (Nov. 29) from Katunayake’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), according to a Department of Immigration and Emigration official.
According to Ada Derana, Jerome Fernando returned to the island from Singapore on a Qatar Airlines aircraft and exited the airport via the Golden route of the BIA.
As a result, he is required by a court order to provide a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) within 48 hours.
The Court of Appeal ruled on Nov. 17 that the CID should not arrest Pastor Fernando upon his arrival in the nation.
The verdict further said that the self-styled ‘prophet’ must provide a statement to the CID’s Cyber Crime Investigation Division within 48 hours of his arrival.
This temporary order was granted in response to Pastor Fernando’s appeal, which sought to prevent the CID from detaining him.
The self-styled ‘prophet’ found himself in deep water when a video of his sermon was extensively disseminated on social media, causing significant controversy in the country owing to reports that it contained insulting words about Lord Buddha and other religious icons.
Following that, President Ranil Wickremesinghe directed the CID to conduct a quick inquiry into the situation, citing the possibility of religious disputes and harming the country’s cohesion.
However, 2 days before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court restricted his overseas trips on May 16, Pastor Fernando traveled off to Singapore.
However, when Pastor Fernando returned to the island, the police suggested he may be detained.
Fernando had filed a FR petition with the court on May 26 through his counsel, seeking an injunction prohibiting his arrest.
The respondents to the FR petition were the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the DIG in charge of the CID, the CID director, and the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the CID’s cybercrime section.
The Pastor claimed in his appeal that the CID’s attempts to arrest him were illegal, stating that the police had not submitted any proof to the court to indicate that his words jeopardized religious unity in the country.
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