Calls from top office: CID

Published : 9:16 am  August 4, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (669) reads | 


By Shehan Chamika Silva Senior State Counsel Dilan Rathnayake yesterday told Court that according to the information revealed from the phone call details of Former OIC of the Narahenpita Police, Damian Perera in connection with the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, the CID had found that there were phone calls from the Presidential Secretariat office on the day of the incident.

He also said based on the facts, a sensitive investigation was being carried out by the CID into the phone conversations. Former SDIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera were ordered to be further remanded till August 10 by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohammad Mihar yesterday over the inquiry.

The prosecution held that the suspects were charged under Sections 113 (Conspiracy) and 32 (Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), of the Penal Code and according to the provision in Section 13 of the Bail Act, a person suspected or accused of being concerned in committing or having committed an offence punishable with death or with life imprisonment, shall not be released on bail except by a Judge of the High Court.

The former SDIG and the former Crimes OIC were also charged of causing disappearance of evidence, fabricating false evidence, touching it to screen the offender and conspiring under Clauses of 189, 198 and 296 of the Penal Code