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 Prison 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 query, which was shot at by a police officer assigned to his safety, had been parked at Abeysekera’s residence, police sources stated. 

Nonetheless, Abeysekera had not been at residence on the time of the incident, and had not been knowledgeable of the incident both, by the related officer. 

Abeysekera later came upon in regards to the incident when he had gone to pump gasoline into the automotive, and found a leak within the gasoline tank. When the car was then despatched for repairs, it was revealed that the leak was brought about as a result of a gunshot. 

The previous CID Director subsequently knowledgeable the Officer- in-Cost (OIC) of the Borella Police Station of the incident, following which statements have been recorded from the police officer concerned within the taking pictures, whereas additional investigations have been handed over to the CID. 

Abseysekara was supplied with police safety owing to the a number of dying threats allegedly obtained by the previous CID Director.

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