- Three PCs still evading CID
By Darshana Sanjeewa
Another Sub Inspector (SI) of Police and a Police Constable (PC) attached to the Southern Province Special Criminal Investigation Department were arrested and remanded till March 13 by the Galle Magistrate over the abduction and killing of two businessmen from Rathgama, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said yesterday.
He said the SI and the PC were arrested on Tuesday after they summoned to the CID to record statements over the abduction and murder of two businessmen.
The spokesman said a total of six police officers were in remand custody over the incident. “A Chief Inspector, Inspector, two Sub Inspectors and two police constables were arrested by the CID over the incidents and are in remand custody. A forest officer were also among the arrested by the CID,” SP Gunasekera said.
The two businessmen, 33-year-old Manjula Asela Kumara and 31-year-old Rasin Chinthaka were abducted on January 23 by some unidentified men who were clad in what appeared to be police uniform. The CID later informed court that the two businessmen had been murdered.
Earlier, the police also recovered bone fragments and teeth suspected to be those of the two businessmen were recovered from the Kanumuldeniya-Megdagamgoda forest reserve in Walasmulla. The Galle Chief Magistrate earlier issued overseas travel ban on five police constables who are evading the CID over abduction and murder of the two businessmen.