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British tourist murder suspects threatened witnesses:CID

2013 Jun 29

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s court today that the case of the murder of British tourist Kuram Shaikh was transferred to Colombo due to the suspects allegedly threatening witnesses.

The case which was initially heard at the Tangalle Magistrate’s court was taken up in Colombo today after the Attorney General’s department requested the transfer on special grounds.

The suspects which include the Chairman of the Tangalle Prageshiya Sabha who were released on bail previously were ordered to appear before court on November 1.(FT)

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