VIDEO: STF officers further remanded in Trinco student murders

VIDEO: STF officers further remanded in Trinco student murders

July 18, 2013   02:25 pm

The twelve police Special Task Force (STF) personnel, arrested over their alleged involvement in the killing of five students in Trincomalee in 2006, have been further remanded until August 05.

The suspects, an ASP and 11 Constables, were produced at the Trincomalee Magistrate Court today, Ada Derana reporter said.

They were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on July 04 and produced before the Trincomalee Chief Magistrate U.L.M. Azhar, who ordered that they be held in remand custody at the Anuradhapura Prison.

The arrested Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was an Inspector serving in the Trincomalee area when five students were shot and killed in the beach near the Trincomalee Naval Dockyard and Fort Fredrick on January 2, 2006.

Four of the students were vying for university entrance while the other had already been selected to the University of Moratuwa.

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