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Eknaligoda’s Disappearance: Four More Arrests Imminent

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The Criminal investigation Department(CID) investigating journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance, is set to arrest four more Army intelligence personnel connected to the incident in the coming days, authoritative CID sources told the Sunday Observer.

Already six people of the Army intelligence unit have been arrested and four others will be arrested based on the analysis of mobile phone data used in the incident.

According to sources, the CID has gathered evidence against Army intelligence personnel to charge them with illegal abduction, detention and disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda after his abduction on January 24, 2010 at a location close to Pelawatta.

CID investigations confirmed that Ekneligoda had been taken to a location in Akkaraipattu on January 25, after questioning him at the 3 MIC camp in Giritale.

The CID is now analysing data with assistance from a private mobile communication company, from the communication tower in Akkaraipattu tower to identify the exact location where Ekneligoda had been taken after he was questioned at the Giritale Army camp.

The CID is expecting more documents from the inventories of the Giritale camp to verify the incident and those responsible for the incident.

Investigations on Ekneligoda’s disappearance have exposed many other links to crimes committed by the Commanding Officer of the 3 MIC camp which had been run on the orders of a top defence official in the previous government.
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