Dematagoda abduction incident: Hirunika arrested

Dematagoda abduction incident: Hirunika arrested

January 9, 2016   10:26 am


MP Hirunika Premachandra has been arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) in connection with the abduction incident in Dematagoda, the Police Spokesperson confirmed a short while ago.

The MP will be produced before the Colombo Magistrate, this afternoon, Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The Attorney General had instructed the CCD to arrest Colombo District MP Premachandra in connection with the incident this morning.

Police had sought the AG’s Department advice on the arrest of Premachandra over the alleged abduction while it has been reported that sufficient evidence has been found regarding her involvement in the incident.

On December 21, a 34-year-old man was abducted in the Baseline Road area in Dematagoda and assaulted by a group of individuals who had arrived in a Land Rover Defender which is reportedly owned by MP Hirunika Premachandra.

It was later revealed that a clandestine love affair between the abduction victim and the wife of one of the suspects had led to the incident.  

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