CID TO CHECK 15 BANK ACCOUNTS
Acceding to the prosecution’s request, Colombo Additional Magistrate Daminda Weligodapitiya permitted the CID to check 15 bank accounts relating to five suspicious persons in search of doubtful transactions, in connection with the murder of Wasim Thajudeen, since 2012.
Filing a further report in Court, the Prosecution sought the Court’s permission to obtain bank statements relating to 15 bank accounts held by five persons.
The CID informed Court that it had initiated a broad investigation of the suspicious phone number allegedly used by a former SDIG. The magistrate also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council to provide to the CID extracts of the internal inquiry being conducted against the former chief JMO and two others into the irregular acts which had been committed while conducting the post mortem of Wasim Thajudeen .
An inquiry is being conducted by the SLMC against former Chief JMO Ananda Samarasekara, Shriyantha Amararatne and C. K. Rajaguru over the missing body parts of Wasim Thajudeen and their misdeeds at the time the post mortem of Thajudeen was conducted.
The prosecution said that the analytical report of the University of Colombo on the CCTV footage which contained images of the suspicious vehicle that had followed Thajudeen’s vehicle on the day of his death, and the DNA test report on the 19 femur bone pieces and seven bone pieces of the chest area at the SAITM laboratory were still pending. Earlier, the CID and a team of experts had searched the SAITM laboratory based on the information revealed during the investigation, that the former JMO Ananda Samarasekara had dispatched a few body parts of Thajudeen to SAITM.
Then the body parts were sent to ‘Genetech’ to conduct a DNA test by comparing the DNA of them with the DNA of Thajudeen’s mother. The Prosecution said that the suspects -- former SDIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera -- had been 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. The former SDIG and the former Crimes OIC have also been charged with causing the disappearance of evidence, fabricating false evidence, using it to shield the offender and conspiracy under Clauses 189,198 and 296 of the Penal Code.