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SI, PC arrested over assault, theft of another cop

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Legal division gives instructions after three years

Two police officers have been arrested by a team of officers of the Colombo Central Division Criminal Investigation Bureau in connection with an incident where a police officer was assaulted,  kidnapped, held captive and robbed of money and a mobile phone.

A sub-inspector attached to the Kurunduwatta police station and a police constable attached to Borella police station, were arrested on February 3.This incident had happened on March 24, 2020.

Sameera Sandaruwan, a police constable attached to Kompannaveediya police station, who was in civilian clothes was allegedly attacked by the suspect sub-inspector and the constable and robbed him of his mobile phone and Rs.8,700.

According to a complaint made by this constable to the Kompannaveediya police station regarding this incident, the Kompannaveediya police conducted an investigation and sought advice from the Police Legal Division.

Instructions were received almost three years after the incident.

Accordingly, the Divisional Crime Investigation Bureau has arrested the two suspected police officers and handed them over to Kompannaveediya Police Station. These two officers were released on surety bail of Rs.500,000 each after being produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court.

Monday, February 6, 2023 – 01:10

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