Written by Zulfick Farzan
15 Oct, 2020 | 8:09 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela on Thursday (16) permitted the Criminal Investigations Department to detain and interrogate for 90 Days Janith Madushanka De Silva alias ‘Podi Lassie’, a member of an organized crime syndicate currently held at the Boossa Prison.
The Criminal Investigations Department presented facts to court via a motion and considering the presentation of facts, the Galle Chief Magistrate ordered the Boossa Prison Superintendent to hand over ‘Podi Lassie’ to the CID.
ASP Merill Ranjan Lamahewa of the CID told the court, further investigations need to be carried out with regard to multiple crimes committed by ‘Podi Lassie’.
These include the possession of 11.8 kilograms of heroin, possession of 10 firearms, and murder.
He requested the court to issue an order for the suspect to be handed over to the CID as per the Defence Ministry order issued under Artice 124 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979.
‘Podi Lassie’ is the second suspect in the case filed for making death threats against the President, Defence Secretary, and the Officers attached to the Department of Prisons.
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