The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has paid special attention to find out whether Janashakti Group Director Dinesh Schaffter had shared the location tracking facility on his mobile phone with his wife Tarni and his friend Patrick Krish Perera on the day before his murder.
Tarni and Krish had found out that Dinesh was at the Borella Cemetery through the location tracking facility since he had not returned home after half an hour of leaving.
Sources revealed that CID investigators have taken custody of Dinesh’s mobile phone for forensic investigation and are checking the number of times the location tracking facility has been shared with his wife and friend.
Dinesh’s wife has been interrogated by the CID officers and Borella Police on several occasions, but Krish has not been subjected to lengthy questioning.
It was Krish who found Dinesh at the Borella Cemetery and took him to the Colombo National Hospital.
The Borella Police has conducted a preliminary interrogation of Krish and recorded statements and the CID is currently gathering information to question him to find out more information in the future.
It was Krish who had also told the police that Dinesh had told him that he was going to meet cricket commentator Brian Thomas.
Accordingly, the investigating officers took measures to interrogate Brian and record statements. A travel ban was also imposed on him.
Krish Perera is a resident of Wattala and has worked closely with Dinesh for 19 years. Investigations have revealed that he is also a company director. The CID believes that Krish, who has been a most trusted employee of Dinesh, will be able to uncover many information about the people with whom Dinesh was associated and those he dealt with, and through that, they will be able to identify the killer.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that there is progress in the investigations into the murder. So far, statements have been taken from 50 people.
“The suspect has not yet been directly identified. Investigations are being conducted on a broad spectrum covering various fields,” he said.
SSP Thalduwa said when the police checked the car in which Dinesh was travelling in, they found a package containing short eats purchased from a shop at Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07. It has been found that the package contained short eats enough for two people.
Investigators have drawn special attention to this fact as well.