CID sleuth remanded on bribery charge | Daily News

CID sleuth remanded on bribery charge

A Police Sergeant attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who was arrested by the Bribery Commission while accepting a bribe of Rs.80,000 from a businessman in the Kelaniya area, was remanded till March 22 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

The Bribery Commission said that the CID officer allegedly solicited a bribe of Rs.100,000 from the businessman promising him not to file a court case related to a cheque fraud.

Bribery officials further stated that the suspect had recieved Rs.20,000 of the Rs.100,000 bribe on a previous occasion.

The Sergeant was arrested while accepting the bribe from the businessman. The Bribery Commission had received a complaint with regard to this incident a few days back and had initiated an investigation which led to the arrest. Bribery officers are also investigating whether several other police officers are also involved in the incident.

Bribery Commission sources further stated that the suspect had accepted Rs.513,500 as a bribe from the same businessman on several previous occasions. Attorney-at-Law Sanjaya appearing on behalf of the suspect pleaded his client be granted bail and further stated that his client was suffering from Asthma. The Magistrate instructed the prison authorities to direct him to the prison hospital and fixed the case for March 22.




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