Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela yesterday (7) ordered two suspects who were arrested and produced in Court on charges of soliciting a bribe of Rs 50,000 under the ruse of providing a Government job to a female, to be remanded till 21 September.
The two suspects are the Jaffna District Organiser of the SLEP, Mohammad Cassim, a resident of Kalmunai and his Secretary, Seinul Abdeen, a resident of Colombo 13. Officers of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) told Magistrate Kekunawela that the two suspects had initially demanded Rs 150,000 as a bribe from the plaintiff, a resident of Polgahawela, and they had reduced it to Rs 50,000 subsequently. They were arrested at the Floating Market in Pettah on 6 September.
By Hansi Nanayakkara