The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has informed court today that there was no evidence to back the allegations made against Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen, the doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.
Lawyers appearing for Dr. Shafi told the Colombo Gazette that the CID made the submission to court when the case was heard today in Kurunegala.
The CID had submitted a report to court based on the investigations conducted by the OIC of the CID Gang Robberies Branch, IP Nishantha Silva.
The doctor, who is now in CID custody, had been accused of illegally sterilizing several women during operations he had conducted, preventing them from being able to give birth again.
However, the CID said that there was no evidence to prove the allegations.
The CID had also said that it will seek approval to lift the Detention Order (DO) on Dr. Shafi.
The CID had also informed court that reports by some media on the allegations against the doctor were false.
Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen has already filed a Fundamental Rights petition in court against his arrest.
The case has been postponed by two weeks. (Colombo Gazette)