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DIG who opposed releasing anti-Muslim rioters received death threats


[Aluthgama anti Muslim riot was initiated by BBS]
Quoting unnamed police sources BBC Sinhala service reports that Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) V.Indran, who had refused to release the 13 suspects arrested over the Aluthgama clash, is facing serious threats to his life.

DIG V. Indran who was in in-charge of Kalutara and Panadura police areas was transferred with immediate effect as the DIG in-charge of welfare activities at Police headquarters in early August.

On 3rd August Lanka News web reported that reason for his tranfer was that the allegations leveled against him by Defence Ministry for rejecting to release 13 suspects arrested in connection with the communal riot occurred in Aluthgama

Lanka News Web report dated 30th August says that that DIG Indran has left the country for safety,

An unexpected diciplinary inquiry was initiated against him after the allegations on non release of BBS sympathisers but stopped abruptly.

Also, it is revealed that another initial investigations of a probe initiated against him is being done by officers who had earlier been subjected to disciplinary action by DIG Indran, says BBC Sinhala service.

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