Interdicted DIG Vas indicted in High Court


By Chitra Weerarathne

A High Court Trial-at-Bar yesterday served indictment on interdicted DIG of Police Vas Gunawardena and five others charged with the conspiracy to murder abduction, murder and aiding and abetting in the murder of businessman Shyam of Colombo.

The Trial-at-Bar consists of High Court Judges Rohini Walgma, Lalith Jayasuriya and Leon Seneviratne.

The order on the application for bail was fixed for May 6 and the trial was fixed for June 6. Counsel Lal Gooneratne appeared for Vas Gunewardene.

The Deputy Solicitor General Ayesha Jinasena appeared for the Attorney General. The accused pleaded not guilty to ten charges framed agains them. The trial will be heard on consecutive days from June 6, 2014.

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