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Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 11:55
UPDATE: Witness in Thajudeen case influenced
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The CID informed the Court today (10th) that an important witness of the case of Thajudeen who died mysteriously, has encountered threats. The CID had informed this when the lawsuit was taken into hearing today before Justice Nishantha Peiris, Additional Magistrate of Colombo. The CID further stated that an investigation has been launched regarding the threats received by the witness of the case.

The CID has informed the Court that the memory card of Waseem Thajudeen’s phone which was discovered by the CID from Agarapathana recently has been handed over to the Computer Unit of the University of Moratuwa.

State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake representing the Attorney General informed the Court that more time will be required for the completion of the report of the post mortem executed on the exhumation of the ruggerite’s body.  Accordingly the lawsuit was adjourned till the next 22nd f October.


Update: Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 12:17
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Threats to the main witness of Thajudeen case

State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake representing the Attorney General has informed Nishantha Peiris, Additional Magistrate of Colombo today (9th) that the CID is carrying out investigations regarding a threat received by a main witness of the Waseem Thajudeen case.

The Court has also been informed that the Crime Investigation Department has commenced investigations regarding the matter.

Further the Court was informed that the phone said to have belonged to Waseem Thajudeen has been found.

The request by the State Counsel to leave the case book in the safe was rejected by the Magistrate. The Court has informed that such an order cannot be executed due to the right to be informed.

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