CID requests for court order to hand over suspect’s mobile phones

19 December 2019 06:17 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Filing a motion before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday requested to issue an order directing the Swiss Embassy to handover the mobile phones of Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banistar Francis and her husband to the Criminal Investigation Department.

CID also requested to issue an order to the Prison Authorities to allow CID officials to record a statement from Garnier Banistar at the prison.

After hearing the request, the Magistrate told the CID officials that they would have to make this particular request when the suspect is produced before courts.

Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banistar Francis, who was allegedly threatened and abducted by a group of unidentified men, was remanded till December 30. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 2

  • parakum Friday, 20 December 2019 06:42 AM

    Hindsight, taking into consideration whats happening today, this abduction has taken place. This is done by ENTHUSIASTIC law officers to gain recognition from the incumbent Prez. CURB this Enthusiasm.

    S Wijeratne Friday, 20 December 2019 09:11 AM

    Why, do they (CID) wants to erase mobile phone evidences, as they did previously (e.g. Champlka case), can anyone trust our CID

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