The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a Corporal attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate, in connection with the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008.
Police media spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said that the 34-year-old suspect, from Wegowwa, was arrested by the CID last night (20).
He will be produced at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today.
Five army personnel including a Major were previously arrested and remanded in connection with the case.
Noyahr, the former Deputy Editor of an English weekly newspaper, was abducted on May 22, 2008. A day later, he was dropped off near his residence, badly beaten up and bruised.
He spent days in the hospital after the attack before he left the country.
(under the courtesy of adaderana news web)