Disappearances probe Comm. hands back 152 cases to IGP
Unable to proceed without more information

The Presidential Committee on Abductions and Disappearances has handed over 152 of the 238 cases it was investigating to the Inspector General of Police for lack of information. Of the rest, 63 had been released and 23 were being held by the Terrorist Investigations Department.

The Committee comprises Minister Rajitha Senaratne, Chairman, Deputy Minister Vocational Training P. Radhakrishnan, Presidential Advisor, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and IGP Jayantha Wickremaratne.

The IGP had assured that he would provide more precise information on the 152 cases referred back to him to enable the committee to pursue further investigations.

Vasudeva Nanayakkara said the committee monitored the investigations conducted by the Police and also listened to the kith and kin to ascertain the circumstances under which the disappearances and kidnappings took place.

The Committee requested the IGP to provide accurate information on the unresolved cases before October 20.

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