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Police Officer who assaulted a lorry driver remanded till April 5

30 March 2021 04:40 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police Officer who assaulted a lorry driver in Pannipitiya on March 29 has been today ordered to be remanded till April 5 by Gangodavila Magistrate’s Court.

When the case was taken up before Gangodavila Magistrate’s Court, the driver who was also arrested on charges of reckless driving was ordered to be released on bail.

Accordingly, the Magistrate released the suspect on Rs. 100, 000 surety bail. Meanwhile, the driver's license of the lorry driver has been suspended by the Court. A video of a police officer on duty brutally assaulting a man on a road in the Pannipitiya area has circulated on social media on March 29 and the Police had commenced investigation into the matter.

According to the inquiry, it was revealed that the Police Officer who was assaulting the lorry driver was attached to the Traffic Division of the Maharagama Police.

Investigations also revealed that the OIC of the Maharagama Police Traffic Division who was on duty on the road at the time had been hit by a lorry due to careless driving. The injured OIC is currently receiving treatment at the Accident Unit of the Kalubowila Hospital. (Yoshitha Perera)


  Comments - 2

  • Hindu Tamil Tuesday, 30 March 2021 06:33 PM

    The two lowest ranks in the Police, Constable and Sergeant has to be disbanded in the Sri Lankan Police. The lowest rank has to begin with the Sub Inspector with the educational qualification of of at least two A/L passes.

    Hungry Tuesday, 30 March 2021 07:27 PM

    How sad. The police officer 'Can't breathe inside the prison cell. Keep him alone or else he becomes like the pitbul of recent times.

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