Traffic cop snatches pedestrian’s gold chain

18 August 2011 12:11 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Colombo Chief Magistrate remanded a traffic police constable of the Slave Island Police till August 19 for allegedly snatching a gold chain and a gold pendant of a pedestrian at Ward Place Colombo 7.

The Cinnamon Gardens Police produced the suspect Wellage Roshan Indunil Silva of the Traffic Police of Slave Island and complained to the Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli that the suspect had snatched the gold chain and a gold pendent worth Rs.90,000, from its owner Rajapaksa Pathiranalage Somanayake Manjula of Pasgammana Buthpitiya Weliveriya on August 16 at Ward Place, Colombo.

The police said at the time of the incident the victim had visited a patient  at the General Hospital. After the visit the victim had was at the Ward Place bus stand and the suspect had snatched the gold chain and  pendent  that the complainant wore and fled away.  When the victim raised cries bystanders had chased the suspect and apprehended him.

The suspect had produced his police identity card, threatened the bystanders and defied capture. However, he was later handed over to the Cinnamon  Gardens Police. On producing him in court the magistrate remanded him till August 19. (T. Farook Thajudeen)
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  • Deshapriya Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:58 PM

    law and odour

    Citizen Friday, 19 August 2011 10:03 AM

    what a shame, in Colombo if this happens, what will happen in rural areas???

    Citizen Friday, 19 August 2011 10:09 AM

    In Colombo this happend, what will happen in rural areas???

    Nimal Friday, 19 August 2011 10:15 AM

    If the fence is destroying the plant, what can we do?

    joice Friday, 19 August 2011 01:37 AM

    What a shame..Its time to do a overhaul in the Police force,if this country is to develop

    M.A.N. Friday, 19 August 2011 10:30 AM

    monawada sir lajjaneddda ralahami

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 18 August 2011 02:40 PM

    If the cops themselves become pick-pockets and chain snatchers, who will catch the ordinary thieves.

    Jinn Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:05 PM

    TRAFFIC COP ??? They are the ones who talk big on Law and Order..!! Sri Lanka Police is disgraced by these rotten onions..! Hand Him.

    ICC Thursday, 18 August 2011 04:50 PM

    GOTA WILL SAY , HE IS NOT A POLICE MAN, HE SNATCHES
    FROM ONE OF THE POLICE MAN.IDENTITY CARD

    John Friday, 19 August 2011 05:11 AM

    Who watches the watchmen?


    And all together in Latin now, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"


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