Magistrate orders Identification parade

Published : 3:54 pm  February 24, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (376) reads | 

Three Army personnel including a Major attached to the Military Intelligence Unit will be presented before an identification parade in the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court in connection with the assault on senior Journalist Keith Noyahr.

DM_20170224_A001-83The CID yesterday told courts they had sent emails to Keith Noyahr and was trying to contact him through the Foreign Affairs Ministry seeking the possibility of Keith Noyahr to attend the 


identification parade. Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrema Weerasinghe ordered that the suspects be further remanded till March 3. The military personnel were suspected in the abduction, causing serious and minor injuries with the use of a weapon , unlawful detention and inflicting cruel punishments on Keith Noyahr.  Earlier, the CID arrested five army personnel including an Army Major, over the incident and on February 20 they were suspended from service by the Sri Lanka Army till the CID investigation was completed.