Field Force HQ OIC further remanded in bribery case | Daily News

Field Force HQ OIC further remanded in bribery case

The Officer-in-Charge of the Police Field Force Headquarters, Bambalapitiya, who was arrested for accepting a bribe from an Inspector (IP), was remanded until January 25 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

The Bribery Commission stated that the OIC demanded a bribe of Rs. 150,000 from an IP who had been interdicted, to recommend him for reinstatement in service.

The Bribery Commission also stated that the suspect had agreed to reduce that amount to Rs. 100,000 and was arrested while accepting an initial payment of Rs 50,000 of the bribe.

The Attorney appearing for the suspect submitted a written submission before the Magistrate.

The Magistrate stated that suspect had submitted a written bail application before court.

The Magistrate ordered the Prisons Authority to submit the medical report of the suspect on the next calling day.

The attorney appearing on behalf of the suspect OIC rejected the charges. He stated that the money was accepted by his client as repayment of part of a loan the Inspector had obtained from his client.

The attorney alleged that the Inspector who had filed the complaint had falsely identified the payment as a bribe to have the defendant arrested.The Magistrate ordered the Bribery Commission to submit a progress report regarding investigations into the incident on the next hearing date.

The Magistrate fixed further inquiries for January 25.


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