No evidence against Dr. Shafi – CID
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told the Kurunegala Magistrate’s court yesterday that so far no evidence was available to prove that Dr.Mohammed Shafi had performed illegal sterilisation on women who had undergone caesarean child birth or that he had links with any terrorist organisation.
Accusations against doctor Shafi includes alleged links to terrorism, illegal acquisition of assets, and sterilisation of women while performing caesarean child birth.The CID informed court that detectives had interviewed more than 750 including medical professionals while investigating accusations against Dr.Shafi.
The CID said they had recorded statements from 69 nurses, 26 doctors including Visiting Obstetrician and Gynaecologists (VOGs) and 14 minor staff employees who have worked with Dr.Shafi during his tenure at the Teaching Hospital, Kurunegala, the District Hospital, Galewela and Base Hospital, Dambulla.
The investigations were led by IP Nishantha Silva, Officer in Charge of the Organized Crimes Branch of the CID. “We investigated over 700 complaints received against this individual. So far in our investigations we did not find any evidence to suggest that Dr. Shafi was connected to any terrorist outfit or had performed illegal sterilisations on women. He is not a member of the banned Thowheed Jamath as well,” IP Nishantha Silva told Daily News.
More than six hundred women had lodged complaints against the doctor. Following the Easter Sunday attacks in April, Dr.Shafi was accused of performing illegal sterilisation on women who had undergone caesarean operations. He was arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act for amassing large amounts of undeclared assets, and later the public urged to come forward with complaints against Dr.Shafi who was a Senior House Officer (SHO) at the Teaching Hospital, Kurunegala at the time of arrest.
(Source: Daily News – By Rukshana Rizwie)
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It appears that Dr Shafi has been framed by the police, if so should not the police pay heavy compensation to Dr Shafi
He has been framed not only by the Police, but by the Sinhala Buddhist Extremists including the Mercedes Mahanayakes, the JO parties and the so-called Civil Society.
Yes, Eng. Perera it appears Doc Shafi has been framed by the police. It is a pity that 14,000 (7000 X 2) Fallopian Tubes can’t speak! A lost generation…….
Admire your courageous racism with no proof, whatsoever.
We need stupids like you too in our society, otherwise the balance will be lost.
The facts are not clear.
Another article states that in spite of requests to do so, HSG medical examinations were not carried out on women to assess Fallopian tubes.
Reasons given were dubious e.g. ” can cause symptoms of cancer”!
Not a well-documented risk/ side effect of HSG, so why was it not done?
We may never know the truth, and unless an independent investigation is carried out, current investigation may be a whitewash,
Ms. Fareena Fakutelly, You are a racist too to name me as a racist. Because it seems you love your race. So I am. I will not discard accusations of 900 moms as rubbish. One mom made complain that she was ready for a normal birth and this demon doctor force her to have a T-section surgery.
These moms are not conceiving probably because their husbands are screwing other chicks and having fun; they also maybe truck drivers in the Middle East with only 4 weeks per annum for conjugal relationship at home.
Yes madam Daisy Wanabadu, For your information (FYI) some of these women even checked their husbands for futility (sperm count). There is nothing wrong with the husbands. Spent a great amount of money but no way after the T-Section surgery done by this demon doc. If you are so sure their husbands screwing other chicks you should know these husbands managed to pregnant other women but their own wives couldn’t conceive thanks to this demon doctor. Hope you got my point. These guys touched our religious places, touched our bio-diversity (Vilpattuwa), poisoned us, killed us while praying now they touched the Fallopian tubes of our women folks. There is nothing left. We will be truck drivers in ME and that is better.