Court adds top army officials’ names as respondents in Eknaligoda case
October 19, 2015 02:17 pm
The Court of Appeal has included the names of Army Commander and Army Intelligence Chief as respondents in connection with the disappearance case of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Ada Derana reporter says.
The names were included following a request made by the Defence Counsel, he added.
Earlier, approval was granted for the detention and questioning of several army personnel including an Army Corporal, a Sergeant, and two Lieutenants, arrested in connection with the disappearance of Eknaligoda, under detention orders.
The suspects were arrested following interrogation at the Police HQ for over five hours with respect to the case. At present, a Habeas Corpus case continues at the Homagama Magistrate’s Court over the disappearance case.