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Sergeant arrested for demanding Rs. 350,000 bribe

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A police sergeant attached to the Medawachchiya Police Station was taken into custody yesterday (31) afternoon by officials of the Bribery or Corruption Commission on suspicion that

he had accepted a bribe of Rs.350,000 from an individual to settle a court case being heard regarding a rape and for not acting on a warrant.

The sergeant had been taken into custody by Bribery Commission officials when he had gone to the house of the complainant in Medawachchiya to accept the money agreed upon and was in the

act of doing so.

The suspect, police sergeant had requested Rs.350,000 to settle a rape case against the complainant and not to act on warrant issued in connection with some other cases.

The suspect was taken into custody based on a complaint received by the Bribery or Corruption Commission and he was scheduled to be produced before the Medawachchiya Magistrate’s Court yesterday (31).

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – 01:24

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