Thajudeen murder: CID permitted to interrogate Anura Senanayake

Colombo Additional Magistrate J. Trotsky yesterday permitted the CID to record a statement from former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake for a period of four days in connection with the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.

The Additional Magistrate made this order consequent to a request by the CID that they are expecting to record further statements from former DIG Anura Senanayake who is in remand custody over an investigation pertaining to the murder of Wasim Thajudeen.

The Additional Magistrate permitted the CID to record statements from the former DIG between May 22 and 25 at the Welikada Prison.

Meanwhile, Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake informed Court that the CID has recorded statements from eight high ranking Army personnel including former the Director of Presidential Security Division (PSD) regarding an investigation into removing of several pages of a logbook maintained by Army officials assigned for the security detail of the former President’s family members during the time that Thajudeen’s murder took place.

Meanwhile, former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake arrested over his alleged role in the cover up of evidence and conspiring to committing the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen murder was yesterday ordered to be further remanded till June 1 by Colombo Additional Magistrate J. Trotsky. The former Narahenpita Crimes OIC arrested over the same allegation is currently out on bail.

 


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CID must be free to question or record statements of anybody, why should the magistrate order to question a suspect like Anura Senanayake. CID must be an independent body like FBI.

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