(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Two more CB-CID police personnel, who were investigating the death of Sri Lankan criminal Angoda Lokka, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
According to an official, more than 30 police personnel, attached to seven special teams engaged in the investigation, have been asked to undergo self-quarantine for a week. Until then the CBCID office at Uppilipalayam would remain closed and fumigation process would be continued. Thus the trial and investigation are likely to be delayed.
Moreover, a woman inspector and a driver also tested positive on Monday. Similarly, a special sub-inspector and a police personnel from the CB-CID wing had tested positive on Saturday, said sources from the Police Department.
Meanwhile, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Coimbatore extended judicial custody of the three suspects – girlfriend of Angoda Lokka Amani Dhanji, Madurai-based advocate Sivakama Sundari and her associate Thiyaneshwaran – till August 31.
Since, Amani Dhanji is a Lankan, she was sent to Puzhal prison in Chennai and the others were lodged at Coimbatore Prison and Pollachi sub-jail. The hearing on a bail plea of Sivakama Sundari was postponed to August 19, said officials
(New Indian Express)