CID TO CHECK 15 BANK AC­COUNTS

Tha­judeen case

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SHE­HAN CHAMIKA SILVA

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.

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