DV Upul further remanded till June 15

DV Upul further remanded till June 15

June 10, 2015   02:38 pm

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Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul, who was arrested over controversial comments he made regarding the FCID, has been further remanded until June 15 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

Upul was arrested on Monday (08) after he was summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement for allegedly asking people to “stone to death” officials of the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID).

The CID today informed the court that inquiries are ongoing to locate the unedited raw footage containing the politician’s statement in question.

The CID also notified the court that Mr Upul had used two National Identity Cards (NICs) and that his passport had been obtained using an irregular method.
 
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.”

Sri Lanka Police launched an investigation regarding the statement as it was a threat to the police unit and the officers serving in it.

 

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