Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Champika Perera arrested for allegedly covering up evidence in connection with the murder of Wasim Thajudeen made a confidential statement in camera before Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday over the incident.
Narahenpita former Crimes OIC Sumith Champika Perera the first suspect in the Thajudeen murder case was produced before Court around 9 am by prison authorities.
The suspect was allowed to enter Magistrate’s chamber at 12.05 pm and returned at 2.10 pm. His confidential statement was recorded for more than two hours. This statement was recorded in accordance with the section 127 of the Code of the Criminal Procedure Act.
On June 9, the Additional Magistrate allowed the suspect to make a confession before the Magistrate after taking into consideration requests made by defence counsel Ajith Pathirana appeared on behalf of the suspect that his client be permitted to make a confession and he would reveal everything he knew about the incident.
However, former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake arrested over his alleged role in the cover up of evidence in the rugby player Wasim Thajudeen murder had informed Court through his lawyer that he will not make a confession before Magistrate over the incident.