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Assault on youth at gunpoint

Suspect policeman granted bail at Rs.100,000

The Minuwangoda Magistrate granted bail at Rs.100,000, to a drunken policeman who had assaulted a youth at gunpoint, yesterday morning.

According to the Police Media Spokesperson’s Office, the incident had occurred on the Nilpanagoda Road in Minuwangoda, last Sunday, when the cop’s motorcycle had collided with the youth’s. Furthermore, CCTV camera footage show the suspect riding his motorcycle on the wrong side of the road.

The policeman had also assaulted onlookers who had argued with him over the incident. He had then hidden in a relative’s house, however, neighbours had surrounded the area and informed the police of the incident.

The suspect has been identified as an officer attached to the Katunayake Police Station.

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