Rathgama Businessmen murder: Case postponed to March 13th

Rathgama Businessmen murder: Case postponed to March 13th

Written by Staff Writer

27 Feb, 2019 | 9:47 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Five Police officers attached to the Southern Province Special Investigations Unit who are evading arrest over the abduction and assassination of two Rathgama businessmen, have been barred from overseas travel.

Court ordered detectives to hand over the mobile device of IP Nishantha De Silva, who is currently in remand custody, to the Government Analysts to obtain a report. Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the court ordered to provide the Government Analyst with the blood samples obtained from the Akmeemana house and other pieces of evidence.

The IP and the Deputy IP of the Southern Provincial Special Investigations Unit have been ordered to be remanded until the 13th of next month. The suspects were produced before the Galle Magistrates Court today (Feb 27).

The Criminal Investigations Department requested the court to hold an identification parade in order to identify the second suspect. The lawyers representing the aggrieved party responded to this request stating that there is no need for an identification parade as the pictures and information of the victims are already being circulated on print and social media.

The magistrate, however, ordered for an identification parade. Despite the 2nd suspect being produced for an identification parade after court was adjourned for 15 minutes, the witnesses were unable to identify him.

Therefore the magistrate postponed the court hearing to the 13th. He ordered that the IP be transferred to the Bussa Prison and that Deputy IP be transferred to the Kalutara Prison.

 


 

 

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