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Chief Magistrate issues warrant for OIC’s arrest

Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate Janaka Prasanna Samarasinghe issued a warrant for the arrest of the Anuradhapura Anti-narcotics Division Officer-in-Charge, for failing to appear in court to provide evidence regarding a heroin case yesterday.

The Chief Magistrate ordered police to execute the warrant through the Unit’s Superintendent of Police, Thilina Hewapathirana.

The OIC had been named as a witness in a case against three suspects arrested for heroin possession.

The case was fixed for trial after the suspects pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges.