The Colombo High Court has permitted the Criminal Investigations Department to detain and interrogate a suspect who had been arrested for providing false details to Britain’s Channel Four.
The CID investigated K. Jegadheeswaram and produced him in courts. The suspect was arrested while he arrived in Sri Lanka. He is accused of encouraging the provision of fake video footage indicating that the Army had committed war crimes. The CID intimated to Court that they needed more time to grill the suspect. As such, the Court granted permission to the CID to grill the suspect under detention orders.