A traffic policeman attached to the Eravur Police has been interdicted over assault of two youths in Eravur after a video went viral on social media.
A video footage shared by Batticaloa District MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam shows a traffic cop assaulting two youths travelling on a motorcycle in Eravur.
“Police Brutality continues in Batticaloa and will fall on the deaf ears of Minister Sarath Weerasekara,” the MP tweeted.
Responding to the MP Rasamanickam, the Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said the officer involved in the incident had been interdicted.
The minister informed the MP that the incident took place when the traffic police officer was inquiring about a road accident.
The officer was measuring an accident on the road using tape and two youths travelling on a motorcycle had gone past at speed dragging the tape for nearly 500 yards without stopping.
The police officer then pursued the youths on his motorcycle and had caught them before the assault had taken place.
Minister Weerasekara said the Police officer had no right to assault the youths and therefore he will be charged. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
Comments - 11
Cugan Saturday, 23 October 2021 01:45 PM
Drag it for 6 months then
Kikazaru Saturday, 23 October 2021 02:19 PM
Thank you, the UNHRC.
lakan Saturday, 23 October 2021 02:20 PM
Very good. Law should be applied equally to all. No one is above law. and police officers who supposed to protect public can not beat at all. It is judges who could give them good lessons. These thug police officers must be brought into court and judges should teach them a lesson. That is only way to deal with this. Police must be educated on this. Corporal punishment must be banned in all forrm.s.
TJ Saturday, 23 October 2021 02:27 PM
Interdicted, prosecuted, convicted, pardoned and then promoted
Labby Saturday, 23 October 2021 02:55 PM
Interdicted and taken to courts only to be found 'not guilty' and then reinstated. To say; what we see is the law of the jungle, is just an understatement. The country is going through total lawlessness.
vithura Saturday, 23 October 2021 03:52 PM
The cop was a moron for failing to close the road after the accident, before undertaking whatever he had to do. He should have been sacked not interdicted, the minister's explanation is laughable.
Kumara Saturday, 23 October 2021 07:55 PM
Be Fair Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:18 PM
We are like cry babies isnt it.......?????
Buddhist Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:29 PM
Why is he not fired?
Wickremasinghe Sunday, 24 October 2021 02:18 PM
Brutality is unpardonable. At least, this cop is far
more physically fit than most overweight, ugly shaped cops.
Stingray Tuesday, 26 October 2021 07:12 AM
Maybe our worthy AG was fast asleep at the time!!!
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