Police Sergeant remanded on bribery charge


Colombo Additional Magistrate T.N.L. Illangasinghe, on Tuesday (13) remanded, till 26 September, a Sergeant attached to the Kadawatha Police Station, who was charged with soliciting a bribe of Rs 30,000 to reduce illegal drug trafficking charges filed against a plaintiff.

The suspect was identified as Police Sergeant Panditharatne.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has filed charges against the suspect before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, for having flouted Provisions contained in Sections of the Bribery Act via his actions.

By Hansi Nanayakkara