Mar 03, 2021

Peliyagoda assault: AG orders Policemen arrests Featured

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has directed the Inspector General of Police to arrest the Policemen of the Peliyagoda Police Station involved in an assault of an individual recently.

The Coordinating Secretary of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said the Attorney General also issued directives to produce the Policemen before Court.

A Chief Inspector of Police and three Police Constables attached to the Peliyagoda Police Station were interdicted over assaulting the youth last Thursday within the Police Station.

The youth was identified as a son of Former Governor of the Central Province Attorney Maithri Gunaratne.

He was assaulted when he visited the Police Station to meet an individual being held by Police over financial fraud, when an incident broke out.

The Colombo Additional Magistrate on Monday issued directives to the IGP to hand over investigations into the assault to a special Police unit.