AR­RESTED HANSARD OF­FI­CER BROUGHT TO PAR­LIA­MENT

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers in­spected the ar­rested sus­pect’s room in Par­lia­ment

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY YOHAN PER­ERA AND AJITH SIRI­WAR­DANA

Mo­hamed Naushad Jalaldeen, the 42-year old se­nior in­dex­ing of­fi­cer at­tached to the Hansard De­part­ment, was yes­ter­day brought to Par­lia­ment to carry out in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers in­spected the ar­rested sus­pect’s room in Par­lia­ment.

The De­fence Min­istry on Mon­day per­mit­ted a spe­cial po­lice team from the Ku­rune­gala Po­lice to de­tain the sus­pect for three months for ques­tion­ing.

He was ar­rested at Ku­rune­gala on Satur­day on charges of aid­ing and abet­ting Na­tional Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim.

Po­lice said the sus­pect, brought to Par­lia­ment un­der heavy po­lice guard, was ques­tioned for some two hours.

It was said the com­puter used by the sus­pect at the Hansard De­part­ment was also sub­jected to heavy check­ing.

Dur­ing the probe the Hansard De­part­ment was made out of bounds for out­siders ex­cept for em­ploy­ees at­tached to it.

Mean­while, Par­lia­ment sources said the sus­pect kept to him­self most of the time and spoke to only a few of his col­leagues. He had worked in Par­lia­ment for 12 years and drew a salary of Rs.120,000 a month.

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