Dialog Telekom PLC today asserted by an affidavit to a Colombo Magistrate that it could not provide telephone details pertaining to former Havelock’s Rugby Captain Wasim Thajudeen due to technical and practical limitation. Wasim Thajudeen died under suspicious circumstances in an accident in May, 2012.
Senior Counsel Ranil Samarasooriya with Madhawa Wijeyasriwardane and Manjula Ranasinghe who appeared on behalf of the telecom company made this remarks to Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris.
The Senior Counsel said due to technical and practical limitation the company could only provide telephone details only for a period covering the past three months.
Senior State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake appearing for the CID for the prosecution contended that even though the company asserted that it could not provide some information for more than three months, still the company could provide information on the Emi numbers and the towers that encoded and decoded the messages to the parties. They sought Court to direct the Dialog mobile phone company to provide those details to the CID.
Accordingly, Magistrate Pieris directed Dialog Telekom to provide whatever information it could to the CID and assist the investigations. However, the Magistrate said that the court cannot issue an order directing Telecom Company to provide information which is not in their system.
He also directed the CID to study the affidavit filed in court and make representations if any on the affidavit in court on September 10 to act appropriately.
Former Havelock SC captain Wasim Thajudeen was killed in a road accident in Colombo in May 2012.
According to Police while Thajudeen was driving to the airport he had lost control of the car and crashed into the wall of Shalika Grounds on Park Road Narahenpita and exploded within seconds of the crash.
Although police said the death was accidental, SSP Ajith Rohana on February 26 this year said it was suspicious. He said according to the JMO, his death could not have been due to natural causes. (TFT, LS)