CID summons D.V. Upul
June 8, 2015 11:22 am
Southern Provincial Councillor D.V. Upul on Monday (8) arrived at the Crime Investigation Department (CID) to give a statement over several controversial comments made by him regarding the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID).
The Colombo Chief Magistrate has also issued a directive prohibiting the Southern Provincial Councillor from travelling overseas, following a request by the CID.
The court instructed authorities to impound the passport of the Southern Province Fisheries Minister, on 4 June.
Upul, who backs the former president’s political comeback, is accused of allegedly asking people to “stone to death” officials of the special police unit.
In a public speech recently delivered at Tissamaharama, he warned that officials of the FCID must be stoned to death for carrying out investigations against members of the Rajapaksa regime.
“We will watch them being stoned to death when Mahinda Rajapaksa returned as Prime Minister,” Upul had said. Upul warned the FCID officials that “they will be dealt with.”
The Police HQ later announced that investigations would be carried out regarding the statement as it conveys a threat to the police unit and the officers serving in it.