Written by Bella Dalima
06 Nov, 2014 | 6:27 pm
Five police officers including the former OIC of the Agaliya Police Post in Elpitiya have been arrested in connection to the disappearance of a suspect while in police custody.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the police officers were arrested following an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigations Department.
Addressing a media briefing on Thursday, SSP Rohana said that the police officers are being interrogated following a twenty-four hour detention order issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.
The missing suspect is reportedly a forty-two year old resident of the Divithura area in Baddegama.
SSP Rohana noted that the CID launched investigations into the suspect’s disappearance after a complaint was lodged by his relatives to the Public Assistance Centre.
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