Army Corporal arrested over Keith Noyahr attack remanded

Army Corporal arrested over Keith Noyahr attack remanded

March 21, 2017   04:21 pm

The Army Corporal arrested in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, has been remanded till March 30 by Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. 

The 34-year-old suspect, attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) last night and produced before Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama Weerasinghe today (21).

Five army personnel including a Major were previously arrested and remanded in connection with the case.   

Noyahr, the former Deputy Editor of an English weekly newspaper, was abducted on May 22, 2008. A day later, he was dropped off near his residence, badly beaten up and bruised.  

He spent days in the hospital after the attack before he left the country.  

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