The Colombo High Court today served indictments against Swiss Embassy official Garnier Banister Francis on charges of making a fabricated statement to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) about an abduction by unidentified men.
Defendant Banister appeared before the Court when case was called today and the indictments filed by Attorney General (AG) was then handed over to her.
Accordingly, the Colombo High Court ordered the accused be released on bail and the case is set to be heard on June 4.
Earlier, the accused said, on November 25, 2019 five unidentified persons abducted her from the Cinnamon Gardens area in Colombo, threatened her with firearm, detained her for several hours and questioned about CID Inspector Nishantha Silva who fled the country.
Later, a case was filed by the AG against the accused, alleging that she had made a false complaint to the CID.(Yoshitha Perera)