Three Police officers to be interdicted for assault

Three Police Officers including a Sub Inspector attached to the Ingiriya Police Station was arrested for allegedly assaulting an individual at the Ingiriya Police Station on Saturday night.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera told the Daily News that IGP Pujith Jayasundera had issued instructions to immediately interdict the three officers.

The IGP had also instructed that strict disciplinary action be taken against the Ingiriya Police Officer In Charge (OIC) for lack of supervision.

SP Gunasekara said the SI, Sergeant and a PC had been sent on duty on Saturday night and upon their return, the three were found to be under the influence of liquor.

 They had then brought a person who was at the Poruwadanda Junction bus stand and assaulted him at the Police station. The victim is said to be a soldier and is currently receiving treatment at the Horana hospital.

The three suspects have been arrested. 

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