‘Bring the real culpritsPublished : 8:24 am March 17, 2017 | No comments so far | | (54) reads |
By Shehan Chamika Silva
Delivering his own submission, from the defence dock, former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake yesterday requested the prosecution to arrest, without more delay, the true culprits who committed the murder of Wasim Thajudeen because the unjustifiable delay of the inquiry had violated his fundamental rights.
He said it has been more than two years to the magisterial inquiry conducted by the CID in search of the real murderers of Wasim Thajudeen but not single true perpetrator had been apprehended or identified into the incident yet.
He was of the view that in addition to the charge of fabricating evidence framed against him, the prosecution had purposely included ‘Conspiracy’ charges on him expecting to keep him in remand custody.
He requested the CID to conduct the investigation in an appropriate manner without being persuaded by political influence.
He was charged under Sections 113 (Conspiracy) and 32 (Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the Penal Code, and that according to the provision in Section 13 of the Bail Act, a person who had been charged with an offence punishable with death or with life imprisonment, shall not be released on bail except by a judge of the High Court.