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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2252

Magistrate Orders To Obtain Statement From Mavai Senathirajah

Jaffna, 23 August, (

The Kayts Magistrate M.M.Riyal yesterday ordered the CID Police to obtain statement from Mavai S. Senathirajah M.P. and leader of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi and submit it to the courts at the next hearing, about his alleged involvement in the Pungudutivu student Vidya Sivaloganathan murder case.

Earlier, the Counsel appearing for former Deputy Inspector General Lalith Jayasinghe informed court that Maheswaran and Mavai Senathirajah arrived at the place where the main suspect was captured and tied to a electricity post by the residents.

The counsel said the Mavai Senathirajah had come to the scene. They also questioned as to why the CID, which was conducting investigations into the former Senior DIG, was not investigating the State Minister as well as Mavai Senathirajah.

Consequent to the issue raised by the counsel appearing for Deputy Inspetor General about the presence of Mavai Senathirajah at the scene of the incident, the Kayts Magistrate has ordered the investigating officers to obtain statement and report.

According to the earlier instruction of the Courts CID Police has already obtained statement from the State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran as she was alleged of helping the suspect, who was captured by the villagers and tied to a lamp post, to flee from the police.

In the meantime, Magistrate yesterday re-remanded until September 4 former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe who was arrested for involvement in the Vithiya Sivaloganathan rape and murder case.

Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe is accused of aiding Mahalingam Sivakumar, the prime suspect in the rape and murder of Vithiya Sivaloganathan, to escape Police custody.

18-year-old Vithiya Sivaloganathan was waylaid, raped and murdered on her way back from school in May 2015.
Twelve suspects including Mahalingam Sivakumar, or ‘Swiss Kumar’ were arrested in connection to the murder.

- Asian Tribune -

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