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Untitled-5BY SHEHAN CHAMIKA SILVA The CID informed court yesterday that details pertaining to the phone calls received from Presidential Secretariat and Temple Trees to Narahenpita OIC Damien Perera on the day Wasim Thajudeen was found dead, had been deleted from the Presidential Secretariat records

According to the statements recorded from officials attached to the Presidential Secretariat, the CID had revealed that the officials who were responsible with phone call connections and protecting memories of them had deleted all the data relating to the incident and had resigned from their positions as well.

The CID informed court that it had initiated a broad investigation to apprehend individuals, who had deleted the data and resigned from their positions. The prosecution also informed that they had recovered the CPU relating to the calls in which the memories of phone details were stored and expecting to investigate on it.

The information was revealed by the CID according to the statements given by the two officials attached to the Presidential Secretariat. Meanwhile, the Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris directed the Senior State Counsel to report to court what is the stance of the Attorney General over the suspect ex-SDIG’s admission to the paying ward, since the suspect was being permitted to be treated at paying wards at the Colombo National Hospital. Earlier on August 22, the Director of CNH submitting a report on as to why ex-SDIG was being treated at a paying ward, informed the Magistrate as a personal opinion, that the Prisons Authority and certain Authorities should not allow suspects being treated at the Merchant Ward of the CNH.

The prosecution held that the suspects, former SDIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera 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 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, said prosecution. They were arrested by the CID over the charges under Sections 113 (Conspiracy) and 32 (Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), of the Penal Code in connection with the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen. However, considering that the suspects had already filed revision bail applications in the High Court, the Magistrate re-remanded the suspects till September 7. The former SDIG and the former Crimes OIC also have charges 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.