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Three prison officials interdicted

A jailor, sergeant and a prison guard who were arrested for being under the influence of liquor while transporting a group of prisoners in a bus from Polonnaruwa to the Welikada Prison recently have been interdicted by the Prisons Department.

The Prison officials were arrested by the Minneriya Police on March 31.

The bus was checked following a tip off received by the Polonnaruwa Senior SP.

The Police found out that the bus manned by seven prison officers including a jailor was transporting eight prisoners including a prisoner committed to the death penalty.

When a breathalyzer meter was used to check the threesome it recorded that they were under the influence of liquor.

The Prison Department had taken steps to interdict the three officers following an inquiry.

The three interdicted officials are from the Welikada prison.

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