Defence Bigwigs In Hot Water: AG Instructs Acting IGP To Initiate Action Against Defence Sec, IGP, STF Chief And Intelligence Chief

The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Criminal Investigations Department to launch a comprehensive probe against top security officials including former Defence Secretary Henasiri Fernando, the Inspector General of Police, the State Intelligence Chief, the Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Senior DIG of the Western Province over Easter Sunday attacks.

The Attorney General had also directed the Acting IGP to refer the matter to the National Police Commission (NPC) to take disciplinary action against the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province, the Commanding Officer of the STF and the Chief of State Intelligence for their lapses in duty.

The Attorney General has given the instructions to the IGP after taking into account the report submitted by the Presidential committee probing into the Easter Sunday explosions.

The committee was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena in the wake of allegations that the security lapses on the part of the Police led to the Easter Sunday explosions.

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