Sep 22, 2018

President assassination plot : IG summoned to CID! Featured

The IGP is expected to be called to the CID for questioning, it is reported through media, adding that a quick date for this would be issued shortly.

The CID investigating the telephone conversations regarding the alleged plot to assassinate the President and former Defence Secretary is expected to question the IG with regard to a recommendation lent by him to DIG R.L. Latif who is in charge of the Special Task Force (STF).

The IG had instructed the STF head to take action with regard to a written application made by DIG Nalaka Silva to the IG requesting approval to establish a para military unit within the TID with powers for the handling of weapons.

Meanwhile, DIG Latif had also lodged a complaint about DIG Nalaka Silva with the National Police Commission and the NPC has forwarded it to the CID for further investigation.

Displacement of a nipper rifle:

Meanwhile, the attention of a special police team investigating the telephone conversation on the alleged plot to assassinate the President and former Defence Secretary has also been investigating a statement made in parliament recently by JO-MP Kanaka Herath that a sniper rifle at the TIG had been reportedly misplaced.

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