Alleged assault on two civilians Ingiriya OIC and three policemen suspended

Published : 12:03 am  July 31, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Darshana Sanjeewa   

The Officer-in-Charge of the Ingiriya Police, Inspector Ananda Piyadasa had been suspended yesterday over the alleged assault on two civilians by three police officers of the Ingiriya Police.

The IGP has suspended the OIC on covering approval of the National Police Commission (NPC).   

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the IGP had suspended the officers – a Sub Inspector, a Sergeant and a Constable who were arrested over the assault incident on Sunday.   

They were arrested after a complaint was lodged against them that they had assaulted two individuals, an Army Soldier and a disabled person, as they failed to establish their identity to the Police Officers.   
They alleged the Police officers had brought them to the Ingiriya Police Station on Saturday night and had assaulted them.   

Investigation revealed that the two officers were drunk at the time.   

The residents who surrounded the Police Station following the attack on the youths, who had raised cries, had managed to release the arrested youths, and had admitted them to the Ingiriya Hospital.   
The arrested Police Officers were produced in the Horana Magistrate’s Court and were remanded till yesterday.   

SP Gunasekera said IGP Pujith Jayasundera had instructed Panadura Division Superintendent of Police (SP) to conduct an investigation into the incident.