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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has commenced an investigation into multiple bank accounts belonging to a former head of the Negombo Prison.
The Police said that the officer concerned is currently under suspension. They added that the investigations have revealed how the officer had been depositing large sums of money daily into his bank accounts.
Investigations have also revealed that the money had been deposited by an assistant of the officer concerned.

The CID has obtained statements from around 40 persons including officers from the Department of Prisons.

Police said that they are conducting further investigations into the incident.