Navy member arrested over abduction of 11 youth

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested another Navy member in connection with the abduction and forced disappearance of 11 youth from Colombo and its suburbs between 2008 and 2009.

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera told The Morning that the suspect was arrested on the charge of cruel and inhumane treatment of three out of the eleven abducted youth while they were kept in custody illegally.

Nandapriya Hettihandy, 33 year old Navy member attached to KKS Navy camp was arrested by the CID when he came to give a statement to the department yesterday (Thursday).

The suspect will be produced before the Colombo High Court today. (MM)