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Kopay Acting OIC arrested over assault on journalist

21 February 2019 12:37 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The acting OIC of the Kopay Police Station Inspector (IP) E.G. Gunaratne has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a journalist in Kopay, the police said.

The IP was arrested following a complaint lodged with the Jaffna Police stating that the IP had assaulted the journalist covering an incident on Tuesday (19).

They said both the IP and the journalist were at the scene where a bus and motorcycle gutted in a fire at Kokuvil in Kopay.

The IP was arrested on Wednesday and released on a surety bail of Rs. 50,000 after being produced in the Jaffna Magistrate’s Court.

The case would be taken for the next hearing on March 26.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 2

  • BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:46 PM

    He needs to be suspended otherwise he will try to manipulate and even mutilate the evidence not forgetting the famous weapon of intimidation and thuggery found in this country by State Entitities.

    Jaffna Resident Friday, 22 February 2019 03:40 AM

    If this kind of action had been taken in the 70s,the Tamil youths would not have revolted against Sri Lanka. At that time in the late 60s and early 70s we had an egoistic Tamil Superintendent of Police in Jaffna who completely ignored Police assaults on civilians in order to get a good name for him with the South.

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