CID probe took a turn with the arrest of the Indian man CID probe took a turn with the arrest of the Indian man
Sep 28, 2018

More details come to light about Indian suspect Featured

The CID yesterday (27) obtained an order from the Colombo Fort magistrate to detain an Indian national for three months under the PTA for questioning with regard to his claims that the lives of president Maithripala Sirisena, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa and former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa are under threat.

According to the police, the suspect has unsuccessfully sought asylum in Sri Lanka by claiming death threats from an Indian NGO.

The CID was also permitted to refer him to a doctor to obtain a report on his physical and mental condition.

His arrest

He was arrested on a complaint by Namal Kumara of the Anti-Corruption Force, who claimed on September that a DIG was planning to kill president Sirisena and former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

RuwanGunasekara 670px 07 03 18The Indian man had not revealed any detail about a murder conspiracy – police media spokesman

However, police media spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara told journalists on September 26 that contrary to media reports, the Indian man had not revealed any detail about a murder conspiracy.

What he has said is that he had come to believe the existence of a conspiracy, after reading newspapers and watching television in Sri Lanka.

mangala 2Untruths by certain media are misleading the country – Mangala SamaraweeraMeanwhile, media minister Mangala Samaraweera accuses certain media of misleading the country by reporting untruths about a murder conspiracy.

The CID has not made any oral or written submission to the court to that effect, he says in a statement.

A resident of Kerala state, the suspect identified as M. Thomas had come to Sri Lanka in March 2017, and despite the expiration of his visa, he had gone to stay in a room at Thewatte in Ragama.

He is unemployed.

The Indian high commission in Colombo says investigations so far have revealed that the suspect has a history of an unstable mind since 2000.

Police are investigating as to what he had done in Sri Lanka and his income avenues.

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