Former CID Director Shani Abeysekera arrested by CCD

Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division this morning, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said.

The Police Spokesman said the senior Police officer was arrested for fabricating evidence over a firearms case at the CID.

Abeysekera was transferred out of the CID following his controversial telephone conversations with former opposition MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

The Police officer was also under investigation over several other cases.

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