More members appointed to CIDís committee probing prison riot

More members appointed to CIDís committee probing prison riot

December 5, 2020   09:55 am


The number of members appointed to the Criminal Investigation Department’s committee probing the recent unrest at the Mahara Prison has been increased.

The CID had appointed a 12-member committee to investigate the prison riot which broke out last Sunday (November 29).

Accordingly, 8 more members have been selected to the committee, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said.

The committee has thus far recorded 78 statements regarding the incident from inmates, medical officers and 34 prison officials.

Police Spokesperson added the CID recorded a statement from the superintendent of Mahara Prison on Friday (04).

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