Swiss embassy staffer at CID for day three of statement recording

Swiss embassy staffer at CID for day three of statement recording

December 10, 2019   09:36 am


The local staffer of the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo, who was allegedly abducted and threatened in late November, has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the 3rd day to record a statement, says Ada Derana reporter.

On Sunday (08), the purported victim recorded a 5-hour statement on the supposed events with the CID.

She returned to the CID at around 5.00 pm last evening (09) for the second day and recorded a statement until around 10.00 pm. She was subsequently directed to the Judicial Medical Officers (JMO) for a medical report.

In the meantime, the travel ban on the aforementioned local staffer at the Swiss Embassy has been extended until the 12th of December as per the order of the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

The Ministry of Foreign Relations had previously stated that the timeline of the alleged criminal incident against a local staff member of the Swiss Embassy, as presented by the Embassy, does not correspond with the actual movements of the alleged victim on the relevant date.

On the 25th of October, a Swiss website had quoted a local media report on the alleged incident in which a local staffer of the Swiss Embassy being kidnapped and threatened. The Foreign Ministry of Switzerland then issued a release on the incident stating that the local staffer in question was abducted by a group of unidentified persons.

As per the request made by the Swiss government from the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a proper investigation on the incident, the CID soon launched its probes.

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