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Killing of four at Malalasekera Mawatha :

CCD directed to produce tea factory manager

Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Ms. Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena yesterday directed the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) investigating into the killing of four persons including a former Provincial Councillor and tea factory owner from Kandy to produce the tea factory manager Marzook Deen before court on July 13.

According to investigations, the factory manager had been with the victims at the time they were abducted near the Pussella Mosque by several unknown men in police uniform. The investigators are also trying to ascertain whether these killing had any connection to the tea trade fraud which was earlier probed by the CCD.

The four deceased are Mohamed Thair Mohamed Ameen of Bagatale Road, Kollupitiya, Mohamed Jaufer Mohamed Fahem of Kurunegala, Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Azrudeen of Mawanella and Mohamed Rizva Deen of Colombo 2.

The bullet riddle bodies were found by the Police at Malalasekera Mawatha, Colombo in early hours on Saturday.

"We have called for the extract from the complaint made to the Gampola Police by the deceased's relatives in connection with the abduction by a group of men in police uniform," CCD ASP J. Rohana Jayawardena said.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate who is conducting the Magisterial inquiry directed the CCD officials to produce all the witnesses on the next date, July 13 and to complete the inquiry as early as possible. Several spent bullets and fingerprints found in the vehicle were sent to the Government Analyst for a comprehensive report, ASP Jayawardena said. Senior DIG Sirisena Herath directing investigations conducted by Colombo DIG Pujith Jayasundera, CCD Director Senior SP Sarath Lugoda and a team of officers of the CCD assisted by the Cinnamon Gardens Police.



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