The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a comprehensive probe against top security officials including former Defence Secretary, IGP, State Intelligence Chief, Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Senior DIG of the Western Province, informed sources said.
Sources said the AG had made these directions based on the two interim reports and recommendations of the board of inquiry appointed by the President following the Easter Sunday bombings.
“The AG in two letters to the Acting IGP has directed that a comprehensive criminal investigation be conducted by the CID against the IGP. It has further directed Acting IGP to forward investigative material pertaining to the said investigation to him for consideration,” sources said.
He 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, Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Chief of State Intelligence for their lapses in duty.