Swiss staffer grilled for nearly 5-hours by CID

Swiss staffer grilled for nearly 5-hours by CID

December 9, 2019   10:33 am

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The Swiss Embassy staffer who was allegedly involved in an abduction case recorded a statement for nearly 5 hours with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (08).

She arrived at the CID premises escorted by several officials of the Swiss Embassy and two lawyers, last evening.

Following a 5-hour statement, she has left the premises last night (08), stated Ada Derana reporter.

This was against the backdrop of a directive by the Colombo Chief Magistrate to ban the alleged victim from leaving the country until the 9th of December before recording a statement with the CID.

The Foreign Ministry declared that the investigations on the incident have found that the timeline of the alleged incident, as presented by the Swiss Mission on behalf of the staffer, did not correspond with the actual movements of the victim on that date according to witness interviews and technical evidence.

Accordingly, the CID sought a court order preventing her from leaving the country prior to recording a statement with the CID.

However, the Swiss government requested permission to fly the alleged victim and her family to Switzerland on an ambulance aircraft, citing health issues.

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