DIG jailed for corruption, bailed for HC appeal | Daily News


DIG jailed for corruption, bailed for HC appeal

Former Deputy Inspector General of Police Hector Dharmasiri who was convicted on six corruption charges was sentenced to three years imprisonment by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday.

The Magistrate also fined the senior police officer Rs.50,000 for each charge.

 He was later released on bail after the court considered his appeal filed with the High Court.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery & Corruption (CIABOC) had filed the case with 15 charges against the suspect.The Magistrate acquitted the suspect of the other nine charges.

The Magistrate imposed a one-year imprisonment for each charge against the former DIG and sentenced him to six-years imprisonment, to be completed within three years.

Dharmasiri was charged for deploying Civil Security personnel at his house in Minuwangoda, while he was serving as the Matale Division SSP in 2007.

When delivering the verdict, the Chief Magistrate stated that this punishment was imposed on him as an example to other public officers who engage in such offences


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