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Wasim Thajudeen murder: Former Crimes OIC arrested


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday arrested former Crimes OIC of Narahenpita Police station Sumith Chinthaka Perera on charges of concealing information with regard to the murder of national Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.

According to Police sources, the former Crimes OIC, who is currently working in KKS is to be produced in courts today.

The Police officer was arrested in Colombo yesterday following questioning by the CID. He is facing charges of concealing information about the murder and misrepresenting information to the courts. The CID has established that the arrested Police officer had close links with former senior DIG Anura Senanayake.

The CID team handling the investigation is also likely to arrest two other police officers with regard to Thajudeen's killing. Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone when his car crashed into a wall and caught fire. Earlier it was ruled as an accidental death but the recent probe by the CID had found that the player was killed before the accident and the accident was staged.

In late February the court ruled that the death of Thajudeen appeared to have been a murder, and ordered the CID to immediately arrest all suspects and produce them before the Courts within a month.

However, in late March the court granted the CID another two months to probe the murder of the national Rugby player and produce the report in the court. 

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