Harin’s secretary arrested



Two persons including a private secretary of a minister have been arrested by the Badulla police HQ yesterday (Feb. 22).

They have been arrested over enabling the getaway of a man under police arrest for driving under the influence after assaulting the police sergeant who had made the arrest.

Two police officers attached to the Badulla Divisional Traffic Division were on duty at around 12.30am yesterday (22) had checked an Alto type car to find its driver – an one Dilith Prasanga was under the influence. 

When taking measures to arrest him and take him to the Badulla police HQ in the same car, a luxury jeep had stopped them and a man introducing himself as a secretary of Minister Harin Fernando had stepped out demanding to release the arrested individual.

The man had dragged out the police sergeant at the wheel before leaving with the arrested man and the car.

The policemen had informed of this incident to the Badulla HQI and subsequently, Dilith Prasanga had been arrested. Further questioning had revealed that the man who had intervened and hampered the arrest was a private secretary of a powerful minister.

Accordingly, a case was to be filed against the said secretary at the Badulla Courts yesterday.

(Source : Aruna)


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