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Grenade found at All Saints’ Church Borella Magistrate orders CCD to conduct impartial investigations

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  • The report is to be filed in court within one week from yesterday

By T. Farook Thajudeen and Lakmal Sooriyagoda  

Colombo Magistrate yesterday ordered that the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) should conduct impartial and unbiased investigations into the  detection of a grenade at All Saints’ Church Borella and to file the report in court within one week from yesterday. 

 Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya made this order to the CCD following the submissions made by President’s Counsel Rienzie Arsecularatne who said that the Colombo Crime Divisions investigations are biased and pleaded to hand over the investigations from the CCD to another Police unit. The Counsel further said that the aggrieved party and the suspects are dissatisfied with the way the CCD investigations are conducted.  He further said that the reports construed by the media are different from what the Police say.  
  The Counsel said Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Father Jude Sharman who is in charge of the mission are skeptical over the CCD investigations and the real suspect was arrested following the Cardinal’s revealing of the suspect in a media briefing that was held. 

The Counsel further complained that his client was arrested by the CCD without showing any cause  and the whole episode was illegal and unlawful. He said that he suspected that his client is manhandled at the CCD and to order the CCD to produce his client in Court.

Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya told the Counsel that she will consider that issue on the next inquiry date on February 2.    



  • The reports construed by the media are different from what the Police say