Roxas bombing suspect freed on habeas corpus case petition  

ONE OF the suspects in the Roxas night market bombing was released from the custody of the Criminal investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Davao Region after the Regional Trial Court granted the writ for habeas corpus petition.

Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil was released from the CIDG on Saturday after RTC Branch 14 Judge Jill Jaugan-Lo granted on Nov. 11 the petition filed by his wife, Allysanor Chenikandiyil, through lawyer Wilmer Donasco.

Allysanor said her husband was arrested without a warrant last Oct. 29 by government agents inside their home in Cotabato City.

She also claimed that there were no charge filed against Chenikandiyil and his companions, and that their detention has exceeded the maximum period of 36 hours as allowed by the Revised Penal Code.

Chenikandiyil’s continuous detention, the complainant said, is a violation of his constitutional right.

“Assuming that a criminal case has already been filed, the same does not justify the continued detention of Mohamad Chenikandiyil and his companions considering that no inquest proceeding was taken against them,” Donasco said in the petition.

According to a CIDG officer, who requested anonymity as he was not authorized to give information, Chenikandiyil along with Jackson Mangulamas Usi, Zack Villanueva Lopez and Ansan Abdulla Mamasapano were transferred to Davao City due to security reasons.

Usi, Lopez, and Mamasapano are still in the custody of the CIDG-XI.

Meanwhile, the CIDG on Friday filed another case against 14 respondents in the Roxas night market bombing case.

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