Dec 01, 2020

Ajith Rohana wants him removed from committee probing Mahara unrest

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana today informed Justice Minister Ali Sabry to remove him from the five members committee appointed to look into the unrest at Mahara Prison and to appoint another member due to conflict of interest.

Minister Ali Sabry yesterday appointed a five-member committee to look into the unrest which erupted at the Mahara Prison, advising the committee to submit a full report on the incident with recommendations.

While thanking for appointment, DIG Rohana in a letter to the minister informed that at present he functions as the Police Media Spokesman and conduct regular media briefings in respect of the current issues including the Prison issue.

"If I act as a member of the above Committee, it would be a conflict of interest and I would not be able to conduct media conferences. Hence, it is suggested to appoint another officer to the committee probing the issues of the Prison," he said.