Four Narahenpita police personnel remanded

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The Colombo Vacation Court Magistrate has remanded four police personnel attached to the Narahenpita Police on charges of having forcibly obtained Rs.1,030 from an aviation engineering student and sexually harassing a girl who was with him at the Narahenpita Krimandala Mawatha police checkpoint on Friday night.

The arrests were made by the CID on orders from the Colombo Division DIG after the student Shehan Wickremasinghe complained to him that on Friday night he had gone with a girl to a restaurant at Narahenpita and when returning home at about 10.00pm his car was stopped at the checkpoint and their documents checked by four police personnel. They had threatened to take them to the police station and have them remanded and demanded a bribe if they were to be set free.

The student in his complaint said at that stage one of the policemen had taken the student’s wallet from the driving seat and removed ten one hundred rupee notes, a twenty rupee note and a ten rupee note from it.

Police constables were produced before Magistrate Prasan Ranasinghe and ordered to be remanded till January 4, pending an identification parade. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 27

  • Nihal Thursday, 29 December 2011 04:58 PM

    Miracle of Asia !

    rebecarayan Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:10 PM

    OMG! I do not drive towards that check point from today onwards...

    Great Thursday, 29 December 2011 10:44 PM

    tip of the iceberg. If all Magistrates follow this, we will have entire police in cells.Bribe is part of their regular source of accepted method income.

    Sean Friday, 30 December 2011 12:29 AM

    Could this have been me in this position? Never expected to hear something like this!

    Jeffry Friday, 30 December 2011 01:41 PM

    Good work DIG, please remove all corrupt cops from SL Police and make SL Police as an example to the world!

    Chandraseela Friday, 30 December 2011 12:48 AM

    Thanks for Colombo Div. DIG.How ever Pl do not allow them to use any political power because,this will be a good lesson to all officers of the Police Dept.Some times this couple may have a powerful hand behind no matter.If an inncecent couple caught by the such culprits.?

    Thilina Friday, 30 December 2011 01:18 AM

    these cops should be punished in public.....

    Sujeeva Premaratne Friday, 30 December 2011 02:02 AM

    Police @ checkpoints somewhat better nowadays. Hard to believe forcibly taking 1K, a cop can get 5000 easily from a drunken driver in the night.. Lets wait & see.

    Shace-uk Friday, 30 December 2011 03:22 PM

    Nothing new something similar happened to me 3 years ago in mount Lavinia when police stopped my car after coming from a party at 1 am. My girl friend didn't want to go to the police!!! Only few people go and complain the rest keep silent bcoz banana republic doesnt have any law. I'll bet my soul these police officers will be transferred to another station in few weeks without any charges.

    chitra. Friday, 30 December 2011 02:21 AM

    The government shouldn't let the police get away with corrupt actions.They should be punished according to the law of the country.The Colombo division DIG has done a good job.Well done Sir.

    Jayan Friday, 30 December 2011 02:48 AM

    Hereafter I will never stop at check points, even they shoot me. (policemen are poor marksmen, they might shoot themselves)

    Vaidy Friday, 30 December 2011 03:30 AM

    Deterrant punishment should be given for spoiling the image of sri lanka police

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 30 December 2011 03:41 AM

    Lucky that Mr. Wickremasinghe knew and had access to the DIG, otherwise what would have happened if it was a ordinary persons without such contacts. Further more, Wickremasinghe is sinhalese, what if he was a tamil, surely the Narehenpita police would have cooked up a story.

    Rosh Friday, 30 December 2011 03:44 AM

    May be from the "police kennels Div"

    palithaeka Friday, 30 December 2011 03:56 AM

    Police as the protectors of law and order, are the worse crowed breaking the low in this country. punish them

    mo Friday, 30 December 2011 04:02 AM

    It is unlikely that an ordinary person without political influence could have brought this case against the police. If the complainant had no political power the police would have harassed and manupulated charges against the couple. Unfettered police and political power is destroying the democracy in Sri Lanka.

    jterm Friday, 30 December 2011 04:16 AM

    Saudi like punishment - flog them!

    kobian Friday, 30 December 2011 04:41 AM

    Please hang them in public to protect our country democracy

    siri Friday, 30 December 2011 04:42 AM

    Very true. What chance would an innocent couple with no pull have in such situations? The Police might have done anything they fancied with no retribution. Land like no other, indeed!

    noone Friday, 30 December 2011 04:56 AM

    these are the idiots who protect LAW and Order in the country. its so messed up. as citizens we demand right action against responsible.

    xlntgson Friday, 30 December 2011 06:25 AM

    Thanks DIG, pls. look into other cases also involving errant cops!

    Nodrog Friday, 30 December 2011 06:37 AM

    So is it a wonder that people don't have any respect for the Police?

    faqi Friday, 30 December 2011 06:44 AM

    This type behavior by the Police is quite common. Any drunk driver could get off by bribing 4K + if stopped while drunk at any check point.{ I have witnessed this with my own eyes}. This couple was lucky in that that could go to a DIG and file a complaint, but what of the ordinary "citizen Pereras" who are harassed daily by Police, they dare not complain to anyone.

    Susil Gamini Friday, 30 December 2011 07:04 AM

    Rosh, is there a separate div. in the police by that name? hah hah haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Dinesh Friday, 30 December 2011 09:08 AM

    Whou caught our transport minister when driving at 180KMPH and publicly boasting ??? only poor people get suffer

    Lalith J Friday, 30 December 2011 10:14 AM

    Dirty uneducated cops behave like dogs. thank for the DIG for prompt action

    John Friday, 30 December 2011 10:46 AM

    Only in SL can the Transport minister of all people, exceed the speed limit by nearly 60% and boast of breaking the law? In any civilized country he would have been jailed and lost his job - truly a land like no other!


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