CID questions Wimal for more than three hours


By Madura Ranwala 

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officials yesterday questioned former Minister Wimal Weerawansa for three and a half hours over the allegedly forged documents that his wife Sashi is believed to have used to obtain a Diplomatic Passport (DP) and a National Identity Card (NIC), Police Media Unit said.

On Friday the CID informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that after a thorough investigation into the matter it had determined that the documents used by the Minister's wife to obtain DP and NIC were forged. The Magistrate put off the case to Sept. 11.

Earlier the minister challenged the police to take legal action against his wife if she had committed anything wrong.

Speaking to journalists outside the CID premises, the National Freedom Front leader alleged that he had never seen a political witch hunt of that magnitude.

"I was summoned to the CID to make a statement regarding my wife's passport. They questioned me and I provided answers. For today the matter is over but I don't know about the actions they will take in the future."

The NFF leader said: "This is good governance, according to the present government. Apparently, the officers of CID and police are being pressured to harass us and I don't think that they do these things on their own."

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