An Inspector of Police (IP) in-charge of Kalkudah Police administrative unit was arrested by officers of the Bribery Commission while accepting a bribe of Rs. 300,000 from a businessman today.
Bribery Commission Director (Investigations) SSP Priyantha Chandrasiri said the businessman who is from Veyangoda wanted to obtain a recommendation from the police in order to obtain the approval of the Central Environmental Authority to start a brick factory in the area.
He said the IP had allegedly asked for a bribe of Rs.500,000 from the businessman to release the required police recommendation.
SSP Chandrasiri said the IP was arrested at the Valaichchenai, Koralaipattu Pradeshiya Sabha while accepting the funds.
The arrested IP, a resident of Ja-Ela will be produced before the Valaichchenai Magistrate Court.(Darshana Sanjeewa)