Thajudeen case: JMO seeks order preventing his arrest | Daily News

Thajudeen case: JMO seeks order preventing his arrest


Former Colombo Judicial Medical Officer and SAITM Vice Chancellor Dr. Ananda Samarasekera this morning, filed a Fundamental Rights application before the Supreme Court seeking an order preventing the IGP and other officials from arresting him over the missing body parts of  ruggerite Wasm Thajudeen.

The petitioner also pleaded  court to issue an order to have investigators produce reports of the investigations conducted by them thus far into Thajudeen’s murder.

Thirteen officials including Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrema, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Maheepala, Investigation Committee C.hairman Dr Lakshman C. Somathunga and IGP Pujith Jayasundera have been cited as respondents in the petition.

The Petitioner retired as Colombo Chief Medical Officer in 2013 after completing 30 years in the medical profession.

He said the body of an unidentified man was brought to his institute for examination on May 17, 2012.

Dr. Samarasekera in his petition has said that death was due to an accident followed by fire and an order was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate to conduct a postmortem.

The former Colombo JMO said that he conducted the postmortem with the assistance of two additional judicial Medical Officials  but came to know that the deceased was under the influence of liquor before the accident took place, from a policeman. 

The Petitioner cited that several body parts of the deceased were kept in the refrigerator for further investigations, as per usual, and that the preliminary investigation report was produced in court on May 17, 2012.

He told court that he received information that court has issued noticed on him over the postmortem but but said that on neither occasion  did he received notice from court.

The Petitioner cited that he produced an additional report over the death on April 9, 2013. The Former Colombo JMO said that he retired from the service on June 03, 2012 and he was not involved in any activity with regard to the body parts stored in the  refrigerators after his retirement.

He told court that some body parts of Wasim Thajudeen are said to have been misplaced and authorities are pointing fingers at him.

The petitioner told court that his fundamental rights may be violated, if an arrest is made on the charge of allegedly misplacing the body parts and  pleaded court  to issue an order preventing the IGP or his representatives from arresting him.

The Petitioner has also prayed the court to issue an order to the IGP, Director of Criminal Investigation Department and Officer In Charge of Crimes Investigation branch  Chief Inspector Ravindra Wimalasiri to submit charges against in an affidavit.

Palitha Fernando PC and Attorney-at-Law Thissa Weragoda will appear for the petitioner.




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