Police information revealed that some officers working in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and other departments have received large amounts of gifts in cash and other forms from Nadun Chinthaka alsias ‘Harak Kata’, the notorious underworld drug dealer who is under the custody of the CID.
Several officers working in the CID stated that Assistant Superintendent of Police Merrill Ranjan Lamahewa, who was transferred to the Hatton Police Division recently, was a person who mentioned openly that there were officers in the CID who took financial and other gifts from ‘Harak Kata’.
The officers mentioned that ASP Lamahewa has even said that ‘Harak Kata’ has become a source of wealth to some officers of the CID and they suspect that his transfer is due to speaking openly about such matters.
It has not yet been revealed what happened to the constable who fled after his attempts to help ‘Harak Kata’ to escape from the CID failed.
The investigation teams suspect that there may be others behind this attempt.
The Police believe that they will be able to find out who they are after the arrest of this constable who is on the run.
Police information revealed that the constable’s mother was arrested due to the constable crediting money to his mother’s account.
The constable’s sister’s husband was arrested on the basis that he was in possession of the constable’s laptop and an Apple mobile phone.
The investigation teams are said to be analyzing the mobile phones of the constable and are conducting investigations.
Police information revealed that more than a 100 security cameras have been checked to find the constable’s escape route and further checks are underway.
It is not clear whether this constable is still in the country or he has fled the country and if he is staying in the country, the Police believe he is staying under the protection of Harak Kata’s associates.