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Former CID Director under probe over cash release

The Colombo Crimes Division yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amarasinghe that an investigation has been launched against the former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department  (CID) and acting DIG Rohan Premaratne for the alleged release of Rs. 7.5 million that was in the custody of the courts by presenting false facts to Court.

Premaratne is currently serving as the acting DIG of the Colombo North Division. The CCD presented the reports to the court on an investigation carried out against the officer for fraud and corruption related activities of the senior officer during his time as CID director.

When the matter was taken up, the CCD requested the Magistrate to cancel the notice issued by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. The CCD also stated that the investigations had been earlier conducted by the Financial Crimes Investigation unit of the CID. However, the Inspector General of Police has referred the CCD to conduct further investigation into the incident.

Accordingly, the Magistrate fixed further inquiries for October 3.

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