Out-of-control Cop allowed bail
By Kumudu Upul Shantha
Nugegoda Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday (5), enlarged on a surety bail of Rs 500,000, the Police Constable (PC), attached to the Maharagama Police Station, who was remanded on a charge of brutal assault of a lorry driver.
The PC identified as N. Rifideen, had been charged with the assault of a lorry driver at the Pannipitiya Junction while he was directing traffic recently.
The suspect was not produced in Court yesterday (5) and the Maharagama Police told Court that further inquiries were proceeding.
They stated that following the probe they would be submitting a charge sheet against the suspect to Court.
The lawyers for the suspect said that both parties were ready to settle the matter amicably outside the Court and therefore, they urged their client to be released on bail.
Taking the submissions into consideration the Chief Magistrate ordered the suspect to be enlarged on bail.