Former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake was remanded till May 26 by Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday over the inquiry of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen’s murder.
The former SDIG was produced to the court after he was arrested by the CID on the charges of Causing disappearance of evidence, fabricating false evidence touching it, to screen the offender and conspiring under the clauses of 198 and 296 of the Penal Code.
The CID revealed in Court that according to a statement of an eye witness; the Senior DIG Senanayake had been in the vicinity of the accident site in civil attire on May 17, 2012 between 2.45 a.m. and 3.00 a.m. in another vehicle.
The CID revealed in court that it had recorded a statement from an eye witness of the alleged accident of the ruggerite.
The prosecution also revealed that the former SDIG had ordered Narahenpita Crime and Traffic OICs to record the incident dishonestly as a fatal accident.
The CID told that the father of the deceased, Wasim Thajudeen, was also informed by the former SDIG that the incident was merely a fatal accident but nothing on 18th of May, 2012.
Appearing for the suspect, counsel Anil Silva PC moved a legal issue that the prosecution has no provision to put clause 296 of the penal code in ‘B’ report against the suspect, since the charges of fabricating false evidence cannot be linked into the punishment of murder on this particular incident.
And he also moved that the other offences and punishments stated in the ‘B’ report under the clauses of 190 and 198 of the Penal Code were bailable if the magistrate satisfied to grant bail considering the other facts.
However, the Magistrate Peiris rejecting the bail application held that under the clause of 32 in the Penal Code, ‘Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention’, provides more broader provision to a magistrate to consider on remanding a suspect and he also ascertained that the prosecution has provision to suspect someone during an inquiry. (Shehan Chamika Silva)
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Rom Tuesday, 24 May 2016 01:24 PM
Why was he there? Any clues ?
ziyard Monday, 23 May 2016 06:09 PM
remanded till may 26 ?what a joke ?sri lanka is becoming a banana republic,anusha palpita who is an accused in a court case has been appointed for a government post....
lion Tuesday, 24 May 2016 02:24 PM
What a shame, that shameless vajira has appointed this rouge. Where are we heading?
Unchikuni Monday, 23 May 2016 06:24 PM
Aiyo! Caught red handed. When do they get the master minds?
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 May 2016 03:36 PM
Confused Tuesday, 24 May 2016 06:58 PM
So, what about the vedio footage that was said to have all the evidence?
hash Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:13 AM
So when are you going to arrest the person who ordered him to do this? We are so tired of this "selling the dead body" to people with out any justice.He is not the person who had any issue with thajudeen.
deen Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:32 AM
Ceylonese Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:37 AM
These rogue police officers must be given the maximum punishment for bringing the Police Department to disrepute. This indicates how much law and order in the country has deteriorated during MR's rule.