Harak Kata’s escape bid: PC’s mother who sent poisonous milk toffees remanded
Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday ordered that the mother of the Constable, said to have prepared milk toffee with poisonous liquid to intoxicate the officers in order to help an escape bid by drug trafficker Harak Kata from CID custody be remanded until November 28. The Terrorism Investigation Division presenting the suspect to court said that investigations revealed that this woman had prepared the milk toffee with a poisonous liquid and that she and another person named Amila Sanjeeva had come to Colombo the day before the launch of the operation to help Harak Kata to escape from CID custody. Police claimed that the suspect woman had prepared and sent various food dishes to Harak Kata through the suspect Constable and Harak Kata had sent her two expensive Apple and Samsung mobile phones and a laptop through the suspect PC.
Police said investigations revealed that more than two million rupees was given to the suspect through the person named Amila Sanjeeva and Rs.1.1 million was given through the suspect police constable by Harak Kata. Police said that the Apple phone was sold to another party by Amila Sanjeeva and other items were also disposed of. Police also claimed that the suspect police officer had telephone contact with his mother while fleeing the CID after Harak Kata’s escape bid failed.
The police officer’s brother-in-law, who is currently detained on detention orders, is being questioned and Police also said that the poisonous milk tofee has been sent to the Government Analyst.
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