CID to examine HK report on namal’s phone voice recordings

Published : 9:09 am  December 20, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By T. Farook Thajudeen and Darshana Sanjeewa  

The CID informed Fort Magistrate Court yesterday that it had received the report on the Hong Kong manufacturer’s report on the erased recordings in the mobile phone used by Namal Kumara during his conversation with DIG Nalaka Silva.


CID OIC Nishantha Silva told Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake that the Hong Kong manufacturer had presented a 60-page report to the CID on the contents of the phone Namal Kumara used during the conversation with DIG Nalaka Silva.  

Submitting a report on the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, OIC Silva said that the CID would go through the report and then submit a report to the court.  
The Magistrate informed Mr Nalaka Silva’s Counsel that the suspect was arrested under Section 7(2) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Magistrate did not have authority to grant bail.  
The Counsel for Nalaka Silva also informed the Magistrate that DIG Silva’s son was admitted to the Negombo Hospital and sought the Court permission for Mr Silva to visit his ailing son at the Hospital.  
The Magistrate ordered Prison Superintendent to take appropriate action on the request of Nalaka Silva.  

The Magistrate also ordered the CID to file a report in court on January 2nd on the Indian national, who is also in remand over the incident.  

Former DIG Nalaka Silva was arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  
Nalaka Silva was remanded till January 2, 2019.  

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the three-member team from the CID and Government Analyst Department, who left for Hong Kong had returned on December 14.  Two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a Chief Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) together with an official from the Government Analyst Department left for Hong Kong on December 8 with Namal Kumara’s phone.