AG instructs acting IGP to take suitable action against 9 police officers for failing to prevent 4/21 attacks

AG instructs acting IGP to take suitable action against 9 police officers for failing to prevent 4/21 attacks

AG instructs acting IGP to take suitable action against 9 police officers for failing to prevent 4/21 attacks

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jun, 2019 | 9:41 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Attorney General has instructed the acting IGP to take suitable criminal and disciplinary action against 09 police officers based on the recommendations of the committee appointed to inquire into the 04/21 attacks.

The attorney general through a letter to the acting IGP C. D. Wickramarathna said suitable criminal and disciplinary action against 09 police officers should be taken.

Deputy Inspector General of Police attached to Colombo and North Western are also among the 09 officers. The list also includes Senior Superintendent of Police attached to Negombo and Colombo North, Assistant Superintendent of Police attached Negombo III, Negombo IV, Officer in charge of Katana Police Station and Officer in charge of Jampettah Police Post.

The letter from the attorney general further notes, suitable criminal and disciplinary investigation should be carried out against the officers for failing to take action to prevent the attacks.

Based on the recommendations of the committee the national police commission has also been informed to take suitable disciplinary action.

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