|Tuesday, 14 September 2004|
'Master' remanded till September 27
by Sarath Malalasekera
'Master' alias Nina Mohamed Izudeen of Maradana, described as one of the main suspects, in the issuing of forged national identity cards to the woman LTTE suicide bomber and her accomplice was produced before the Colombo Additional Magistrate Wikum Kaluarachchi and remanded till September 27.
The Magistrate refused an application in respect of four other suspects who had been remanded in connection with issuing of forged National Identity Cards to the suicide bomer and her accomplice and re remanded them till September 27. They are Mohamed A. Rafideen of Maradana, K. Kularathna Fernando of Mount Lavinia, Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Rizwan of Panadura and Indrajith Nandana Karunanayake of Veyangoda.
Earlier, Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Ms. Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena warned Ayomi Nirosha Wakkumbura, an employee of the Department of Registration of Persons, who appeared in Court on notice and said to assist the investigators who are probing the issue of forged National Identity Cards to the woman LTTE suicide bomber who exploded at the Kollupitiya Police Station and her accomplice. Following the bomb blast four police personnel attached to the Kollupitiya police were killed and several others were injured.
The CID yesterday told court that some of the important documents relating to the issue of the forged National Identity Cards were missing from the Department of Registration of Persons office.
The Defence Counsel submitted that their clients are not involed in the issuing of forged National Identity Cards to the suicide bomber or to her accomplice and moved court to release them on bail.
The Criminal Investigation Department probing the bomb blast yesterday filing a further report before court said that the investigations into the matter is not completed and they are looking for two more suspects who are alleged to have been involved in the massive racket.
The five suspects are alleged to have issued a forged national Identity Card to the LTTE woman suicide bomber and her accomplice, Sathyaleela Selvakumar. Sanjey Gamage, Lal Kularatne and K. V. Thavarasha appeared for the suspects.
The CID investigations revealed that the woman suicide bomber had been brought to Colombo by several men who are members of the LTTE to assassinate EPDP leader Douglas Devananda.
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