Shani Abeysekera’s vehicle shot at; CID to commence probe


Investigations into the incident the place a police constable had allegedly fired on the automotive of former Director of the Jail Investigation Division (CID), retired SSP Shani Abeysekera, have been handed over to the CID. 

The incident had reportedly taken place on 17 December 2022, when the automotive in question, which was shot at by a police officer assigned to his security, had been parked at Abeysekera’s residence, police sources said. 

Nonetheless, Abeysekera had not been at residence on the time of the incident, and had not been educated of the incident each, by the associated officer. 

Abeysekera later came across regarding the incident when he had gone to pump gasoline into the automotive, and located a leak throughout the gasoline tank. When the automotive was then despatched for repairs, it was revealed that the leak was led to because of a gunshot. 

The earlier CID Director subsequently educated the Officer- in-Value (OIC) of the Borella Police Station of the incident, following which statements have been recorded from the police officer involved throughout the taking footage, whereas further investigations have been handed over to the CID. 

Abseysekara was provided with police security owing to the quite a lot of dying threats allegedly obtained by the earlier CID Director.

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