“I am a murderer, you all are not able to keep me inside forever Shani, when I am out, see what I will do to you all” DIG Western Province (North) Vass Gunawardena had threatened the Criminal Investigation Department team led by ASP Shani Abeysekara.
DIG Vass Gunawardena was arrested on June 10 and who is now under detention orders.
The Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen was informed yesterday by the CID regarding the threat when producing a report on the progress of the investigation into the killing of businessman Mohamed Shyam Huzamdeen. ASP Shani Abeysekara informed Court that the statement of the suspect DIG has posed a threat to the lives of the officials who are investigating the DIG‘s criminal activities and his involvement in the murder of the millionaire businessman, as well as their families.
Following investigations conducted into the incident, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on June 06 arrested Sub-Inspector Lakmini Bamunusinghe, attached to the office of the DIG Western Province (North), along with three Police Constables (PCs) serving in the DIG’s special unit.
Upon interrogating the arrested police officers, the CID uncovered information regarding the DIG’s alleged involvement in the businessman’s murder .
According to the state run Daily News the CID filing a B report before Additional Magistrate Shaheed yesterday said suspect Chutta had told them that DIG Vaas Gunawardena was allegedly given Rs. one million out of Rs. 30 million agreed in the contract to kill business tycoon Mohomed Siyam.
Chutta was arrested and Rs. 400,000 was recovered from his possession.
DIG Vaas Gunawardena when arrested admitted that he was a killer (Mama mini maruwek).