CCD probes threats to MPs on social media

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The Computer Crimes Division (CCD) attached to the CID, yesterday (19) informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Keminda Perera that they had begun a detailed probe, into the publishing of various advertisements and posts via social media platforms threatening MPs.

They said they had commenced the investigation into the incident, following an order issued to them by IGP Chandana Wickramaratne, who had received a complaint to this effect by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene.

CCD added that they had launched a full-scale investigation into the complaint, such as the identity of those who tend to publish such ads or posts intimidating MPs, those who share such ads or posts, the owners of accounts on social media platforms, and those who add likes to such posts or ads on certain social media sites.

Considering the submissions, Additional Magistrate Perera instructed CCD to probe the incident fully and file a progress report on it at the next hearing.

By Hansi Nanayakkara