CID records statements from over 750 persons over complaints against Dr. Shafi

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has so far recorded statements from 758 persons including 601 females over allegations against Dr Mohamed Shafi, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwa Gunasekara said.

Meanwhile the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Secretary of the Health Ministry to provide all necessary facilities to the three-member committee carrying out inquiries and tests at the Castle Hospital and De Soysa Hospital pertaining to the mothers who have lodged complaints against the doctor.

A large number of former patients had come forward with complaints after Dr. Shafi had been accused of allegedly crushing the fallopian tubes of thousands of women he had performed operations on, thereby rendering them unable to bear any more children.

Dr. Shafi was arrested on a charge of amassing unexplained wealth and was subsequently remanded by the court.