Recent revelations regarding the controversial incident involving Nadun Chinthaka Wickramaratne, known as Harakkata, CID have raised concerns over the disabled CCTV system within the agency at the time of the incident.
It has been reported that there was internal discussion highlighting the fact that the CCTV system had not been activated for months, and administrative heads had not prioritized its activation.
Sources have pointed out the significant issue of compromising the safety and security of the country’s primary agency for investigating criminal cases, not only in relation to the Harakkata incident but also in the context of efforts to determine the fate of the missing constable. The absence of functioning CCTV cameras has made it challenging to reconstruct events and has required authorities to seek footage from surrounding institutions.
Sources within the police department have also suggested that the missing constable may have been involved in activities that interfered with transactions involving high-ranking police officers. This connection has led to speculation that there may be a link between his escape from police custody and these associations.