CID sergeant charged for bribery released on bail

A Police Sergeant attached to the Criminal Investigation Department, who was arrested by the Bribery Commission for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 80,000 from a businessman in Kelaniya, was granted bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

The suspect was released on a cash bail of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of Rs.400,000 for each. The Magistrate also imposed a travel ban on suspect and ordered to handover the passport before the court.

The CID officer allegedly solicited a bribe of Rs. 100,000 from the businessman, promising him not to file a court case related to a cheque fraud.The Sergeant was arrested while accepting the alleged bribe from the businessman.

The Bribery Commission received a complaint with regard to the incident a few days ago and initiated an investigation which led to the arrest. The bribery officers were also investigating whether other police officers are involved in the incident.

The Magistrate ordered the Bribery commission to expedite the investigation and fixed for further inquiries for August 27.

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