SI remanded over bribery
By Hansi Nanayakkara
Colombo Chief Magistrate Mohammad Mihal on 16 October remanded till 27 October a Sub Inspector of Police (SI) attached to the Special Crimes Detection Unit of the Bandarawela Police Station.
The suspect SI was arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) and charged with soliciting a bribe of Rs 300,000 to release a suspect against whom a case is being heard in Court and to turn that suspect into a witness for the State.
The suspect SI was identified as Rajapaksa Mudiyanselage Nandasena. The Commission told the Court that they arrested the suspect following a complaint lodged by a resident of the Kanupelella area in Badulla.
The Commission further informed the Magistrate, that the complainant had been named as the 12th suspect in a case being heard at the Welimada Chief Magistrate’s Court. The Commission said that its officers had arreste the suspect SI in the canteen of the Welimada Chief Magistrate’s Court, while he was attempting to obtain the bribe from the complainant.