CID permitted to detain Salley

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been permitted by the Defence Ministry to detain former Western Province Governor Azath Salley who was arrested over controversial remarks that could cause disharmony among communities, for three days for interrogation.

CID sources revealed that legal action would be taken under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) against Azath Sally following the interrogation. The Attorney General had earlier instructed the CID to arrest the former Governor as sufficient evidence has revealed that he had committed an offence under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and also violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act, No. 56 of 2007.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that a separate investigation would be held on the pistol and ammunition which were found inside Sally’s vehicle by the CID. He said that it is an offence that could carry a seven-year sentence if found guilty by a Court of Law.

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