The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday (13) arrested Registrar of the Fort Magistrate’s Court on suspicion of having prepared a fake letter stating that the travel ban of a suspect had been lifted and the Immigration Controller informed by fax.
The Court had imposed a travel ban on this suspect. It is stated that the suspect Registrar has issued this fake letter to the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration that the overseas travel ban has been lifted on a suspect who was sentenced in a case involving seven charges heard at the Fort Magistrate’s Court.
It has been revealed during the investigation that the relevant file related to the incident had gone missing, and the suspect Registrar was arrested based on the complaint received from the Fort Magistrate’s Court regarding a missing case file.
The CID has extensively questioned the officer who typed this fake letter. The typist had told the investigators that she received the draft of the letter from the Registrar to be typed.
However she has told the CID that she did not receive the relevant case file from the Registrar. The CID has also recorded statements from officials who were on duty at the room where case files are kept. On completion of the preliminary investigations into the incident, the Registrar has been arrested on suspicion to continue further investigations. She was produced before the Magistrate yesterday evening.