By Shiran Ranasinghe
The Police Department has initiated a detailed probe into a case where around 50 Police records concerning noted underworld gangster Samsunge Sampath Chamara alias Army Sampath going missing from the Grandpass Police Station.
The missing records document acts of crime and illegal drug peddling of the noted underworld gangster which had been kept at the Police Station for over two decades.
It had also been revealed that pages from 20 such Information Books (IBs) kept at the Police Station had also been removed.
According to Police, the newly appointed Officer-in-Charge of the Grandpass Police Station ahead of assuming duties had perused the books and had found that some 50 books had been displaced while the pages of 20 other books had been torn off.
On the instructions of Senior DIG of the Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakoon, a detailed probe has been launched in this regard to be carried out under the supervision of Senior Inspector of Police P.H. Marapana.
It has come to light the books that had got displaced had contained details regarding several major crimes committed by underworld gangsters, as well as information relating to suspects who had been nabbed in this connection by the Grandpass Police during the past 19-year period.