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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2857

CID Grilled State Minister Vijayakala On Alleged Involvement To Release A Vidya Murder Suspect

Colombo, 11 August, (

Vijayakala Maheswaran, MP and State Minister of Child & Women’s Affairs has been questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) , with regards to the influence exerted on police to the release of Mahalingam Shashi Kumar alias Swiss Kumar—the Chief suspect in the Vidya murder.

According to police State Minister Vijayakala Maheshwaran had arrived at the CID around 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday , following which her statement was recorded.

On Wednesday CID questioned Vijayakala Maheswaran extensively over the allegations that she had aided and abetted the release of Mahalingama Shashi Kumar alias Swisss Kumar, the main suspect in the murder of 17 years-old schoolgirl Vidya Sivaloganathan of Pungudutivu.

Earlier, Kayts Magistrate M. M. Riyal has instructed the CID to investigate how the State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran had allegedly instructed the police to release Mahalingam Shashi Kumar alias Swiss Kumar the main suspect in the Vidya Sivaloganathan murder.

Counsel appearing for former Deputy Inspector General Lalith Jayasinghe informed court that Maheswaran arrived at the place where the main suspect was captured and tied to a electricity post by the residents.
The counsel said the State Minister had come to the scene and released him by untying him from the electricity post, without handing him over to the police.

Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe was earlier arrested on 15th July, on charges of aiding and abetting Kumar’s release. Sivaloganathan Vidya was abducted, gang raped and murdered in Jaffna on 13 May 2015 2015.

Furthermore, when the case against former Jaffna Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lalith Jayasinghe, in connection with the murder of the schoolgirl Vithya Sivaloganathan was taken up on 8th August, at the Kayts Magistrate Court, the attorney general’s department informed the court that permission has been sought from the Speaker of Parliament, to record statements from UNP MP and State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, connection with a video submitted to court.

- Asian Tribune -

CID Grilled State Minister Vijayakala On   Alleged Involvement To Release A Vidya Murder Suspect
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