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Former Customs Preventive Chief Ranjan Kanagasabai had been released on bail by the Colombo High Court today. He was released on two sureties of Rs. 500,000 each.

Kanagasabai was a highly decorated Customs official and he alleged that parties with vested interests who were against the raids he carried out ‘fixed him’.

Kanagasabai was earlier arrested on charges of accepting a bribe and was released on bail by the Magistrate Court.

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  • sinhala modaya Monday, 14 October 2013 08:41 AM

    Fact remains he still took bribes, may have not got the correct amount from the guys who fixed him. Good lesson to all bribe takers

    Saman Monday, 14 October 2013 08:47 AM

    You are claiming that you were framed.
    Irrespective, YOU ACCEPTED THE BRIBE!

    OMG Monday, 14 October 2013 08:49 AM

    Be thoughtful of whom you are asking the brie from.

    sobers Monday, 14 October 2013 09:21 AM

    Inland revenue must investigate all customs officers for their wealth, including their kith & kin.

    Kumar Monday, 14 October 2013 09:49 AM

    pls note the facts.as per paper article there was a commotion created and on the confusion one officer produced a packet which could have been planted by a party, Pls do not judge without knowing facts otherwise it would only discorage fearless officers.

    carl Monday, 14 October 2013 09:56 AM

    Good lesson to all bribe takers, time will come, better stop than regret later

    Perera Monday, 14 October 2013 12:11 PM

    Without knowing facts do not cast aspersions. This guy was FRAMED for his honesty.

    Anonymous Tuesday, 15 October 2013 02:24 AM

    None of you know the facts, he didn't take a bribe a guy walked in threw a packet of money and the cops came in before he even had time to figure out what was going on, he was framed because he was catching all the people trying to smuggle goods in without taking bribes. It is shameful that someone who is actually doing an honest job has to go through all this hassle cuz he would NOT take a bribe.

    lalith Tuesday, 15 October 2013 05:33 PM

    we all know that some of all the customs officers take bribes.

    siva Wednesday, 16 October 2013 05:33 AM

    most taking bribes, government should not turn blind eye on this shame less fellows


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