Police to video fuel station clashes

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Police officers stationed at fuel stations have been instructed to video-record any clashes that occur at the stations and surrounding areas.

When such clashes go out of control, Police have been instructed to contact senior officers and request the assistance of reinforcements.

The decision has been taken to use the footage to identify the perpetrators and prosecute. Therefore, Police are tasked with maintaining a peaceful environment in fuel stations and their surroundings. If a fight breaks out on the premises, Police have been instructed to make a brief note of it after intervening to stop the fight.

Stern action will be taken based on the notes, photographs as well as the videos collected by the Police.

By Keerthi Mendis