No evidence against Dr. Shafi – CID

The Police have told the Kurunegala Magistrate that they have no evidence to charge Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who had been accused of sterilizing women while performing surgical operations on them.

The Criminal Investigations Department’s OIC of the Organised Crime Branch, IP Nishantha Silva told the court that detectives had interviewed more than 750 people to come to that conclusion.

The Kurunegala town remained tense as Sinhala extremist groups led by the politician-Monk Athureliya Rathana was present along with a number of women who claim that Shafi had rendered them infertile.

Lawyers for Shafi told RepublicNext that a large number of pro-bono lawyers were present in the courthouse and it is unclear whom they were representing.

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