Ex-Prison Chief Anuruddha Sampayo & others indicted by AG

Ex-Prison Chief Anuruddha Sampayo & others indicted by AG

Ex-Prison Chief Anuruddha Sampayo & others indicted by AG

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Dec, 2020 | 5:15 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Attorney General filed indictments with the Negombo High Court against the Former Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo and three Prison Officers as well as 02 Inmates, on Tuesday (01).

State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General speaking to News 1st said the indictments were filed on charges of conspiracy, forgery, and use of false documents to smuggle prohibited items into prisons.

She said they are charged under 90 counts and 55 witnesses will be led by the prosecution.

Anuruddha Sampayo was interdicted over an ongoing investigation, and he was arrested in Kurunegala in August, an incident that led to much controversy.

In July, the Attorney General directed the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department to obtain warrants and arrest four officials from the Negombo prison, including Sampayo.

The other three suspects are Negombo Chief Jailor Sarath Bandara, Acting Jailor Nishantha Senaratne, and Second-tier Jailor Kalinga Kaluaggala.

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