Witness in Maheswaran murder case threatened with death

[TamilNet, Friday, 25 January 2008, 15:33 GMT]
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police Friday informed the Colombo Additional Magistrate Mr.Ravindra Premaratne that one of the witnesses in the murder of Colombo district parliamentarian Mr.T.Maheswaran did not come to court due to death threat by unidentified persons, legal sources said.

However, another key witness present in court had failed to identify the suspect produced in court Friday, legal sources said.

The Additional Magistrate put off the identification parade for another date next month instructing the police to provide adequate security to the witnesses, sources said.


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