NO SUSPECTS YET ON SCHAFFTER’S MURDER

Schaffter’s business partners questioned, no suspect yet

 

The investigation into the murder of businessman Dinesh Schaffter is making progress and the CID and the Borella Police have questioned nearly 50 people so far over the murder.Meanwhile, it is reported that the CID had begun recording statements for the second time from certain persons based on the evidence received.

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that in addition to the statements from Dinesh Schaffter’s wife, the CID had recorded statements from 41 people including Schaffter’s business partners, close relatives and others while the Borella Police had recorded statements from 8 people.

He said the CID had obtained telephone details of several individuals over the investigation. Earlier, the court had allowed the police to obtain telephone records of certain people.

SSP Thalduwa said the CID can also obtain telephone records of individuals without a court order.

Accordingly, those telephone details are being analyzed at the moment.He said several teams are investigating various fields to identify a suspect. However, he said the CID is yet to make an arrest or identify a suspect over direct involvement with the murder despite several media reports claiming that there could be a close associate behind the murder.

“At the moment there is no revelation about direct involvement by a close associate to the murder. But we can only say that the investigators are paying close attention to each person close to Dinesh Schaffter whether or not he/she is a close associate of him,” the spokesman said.

When inquired about reports that there are some contradictions over the statements by Schaffter’s wife and his secretary, the spokesman said if there are such contradictions, that information cannot be revealed to the media.  “Certain information is only reported to the court,” he said.

Meanwhile it is also reported that more attention has been paid to the places where Dinesh Schaffter usually travelled without bodyguards.

On the day of his murder, Dinesh Schaffter was traveling from Flower Road to Borella Cemetery, and the investigative teams had reportedly focused on the restaurant on Mallalasekara Mawatha where he stopped to buy snacks.

Police sources said that all the business dealings of Schaffter are being extensively analysed and the people with whom he had business relations are also being investigated.

 

 


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  • roobarbie Wednesday, 21 December 2022 04:10 PM

    Of course even the chief central bank robber is now the controller of the police, so do not expect any murderers to be arrested in this case. Schafter has been shafted for giving evidence against central bank robbers.

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    Dee Wednesday, 21 December 2022 05:05 PM

    Which robbery? There were many robberies there dating back to the turn of the millennium.

     

    Mike Revere Wednesday, 21 December 2022 05:56 PM

    Leaders turning black money to white would have some dealing connections

    Malki Wednesday, 21 December 2022 06:25 PM

    Brian Thomas’s previous employer was Maharajah who brought him to cricket board. Dinesh was also in the cricket board.Investigate hand of Maharajah

    Shelly Wednesday, 21 December 2022 06:31 PM

    Dozens of CCTV cameras were analyzed and found suspicious vehicles following Mr. Schaffter’s car. Yet, they have not zeroed in on a suspect or made an arrest based on whose cars those are. I am sure a number plate check will reveal this information. Delays in solving this case only gives time for the criminals to fly out of the country, as is the trend nowadays, if a flight ban is not placed asap.

    Aquarius Wednesday, 21 December 2022 08:51 PM

    These investigations are another “Pus Wedillak”. So many murders, including the 2019 terrorist attacks, are still awaiting justice and the culprits are walking free. If they are not from a certain family or well connected, those responsible for the crimes would be behind bars. Sadly that is how our justice system works.

    Cloy Wednesday, 21 December 2022 10:08 PM

    If Rajapakshas were in power, the pundit commentators could have easily put the blame on them and act like a bunch of Interpol trained investigators.

    Gb Wednesday, 21 December 2022 10:10 PM

    Ranil knows once his presidency is over he will be charged for the bond scam slowly he will eliminate any witnesses, this murder was orchestrates by many, who has the power to do that and silence everyone involved or even witnesses, no one saw this in broad daylight?, cemetery guys always working for tips, should check their bank accounts for suspicious transactions or raid their homes to see if wads of unexplainable cash is found


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