19 September 2015
Prison Commissioner General Rohana Pushpakumara states that an immediate investigation will be made into the incident regarding the special treatment provided by prison officials to the international drug kingpin Mohamad Siddeek while the suspect was kept in the Chief Magistrate Court cell.
He affirms that action will be taken to enforce maximum penalty on the culprits. Accordingly the Commissioner has instructed the authorities to produce a report regarding the incident by 12.00 noon today after identifying the people who were directly or indirectly involved.
An attorney-at-law has complained to Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya about special treatment provided by prison officials to an international drug kingpin Mohamad Siddeek while the suspect was kept in the Chief Magistrate Court cell.
On a tip-off provided by Wele Suda, who is currently in remand on the charges of drug smuggling, Mohammad Siddeek was arrested in Pakistan on the 18th of last March.
The suspect was questioned by the CID for 6 months and was produced before Court yesterday for the first time.