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* CID grills former Navy Commander for eight hours over the abduction of 11 youths
Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 11, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has questioned the former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda for eight hours today over his role in the abduction of 11 youths during 2008-2009 period.

Following a court order Karannagoda arrived at the CID this morning at 9 am to make a statement regarding the case. He has left the CID premises around 5 pm, sources said.

The CID previously informed the Court that sufficient evidence was available to name Karannagoda as a suspect in the abduction of 11 youths.

Sri Lanka police last month added Karannagoda to a list of 14 men accused of abducting 11 youth from wealthy families in 2008-2009 to extort money.

Admiral Karannagoda filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an interim order preventing the CID from arresting him in connection with the case.

The Supreme Court last week issued an interim order preventing the arrest of Admiral Karannagoda over the case but ordered him to appear before the CID on March 11th at 09 am to provide a statement over the incident.

Karannagoda has been summoned to the CID again on Wednesday, 13th March to record further statements.

** Related Story :: Former Sri Lanka Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda arrives at CID to record statement


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