AG orders full criminal investigation against IGP

AG orders full criminal investigation against IGP

May 22, 2019   07:29 pm

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The Attorney General has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a comprehensive criminal investigation against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara.

The Attorney General has taken this decision considering the two interim reports of the Special Investigation Committee of three members to look into the Easter Day attacks forwarded to him.

Accordingly, the Attorney General has submitted two letters to the Acting IGP with this regard.

In a letter dated 07.05.2019, the Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to cause a comprehensive criminal investigation to be conducted by the CID against the IGP expeditiously. It has further directed the Acting IGP to forward the investigative material pertaining t the said investigation to the Attorney General for consideration.

Through a second letter dated 14.05.2019, the Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to Cause a comprehensive criminal investigation against the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, the State Intelligence Chief, and the Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Senior DIG of Western Province.

The letter has further called the Acting IGP to refer the matter to the National Police Commission, for disciplinary action to be taken against these officials over their lapses in duty.

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