Several incidents of assault on police officers reported (Video)

Several incidents of assault on police officers reported (Video)

Written by Staff Writer

24 Aug, 2014 | 9:17 pm

Six (6) police officers have been injured in three separate incidents of assault reported from Urubokka, Kandy and Kithulgala.

A Sri Lanka Air Force veteran who allegedly assaulted two police officers in the Urubokka town as they were examining a motorcycle, has been arrested. The police officers who were injured in the attack that occurred on Saturday night, are being treated at the Meegoda Hospital in Urubokka.

Investigations are underway to apprehend another suspect in the assault.

Meanwhile, two (2) police officers were attacked when they attempted to accost a vehicle when the driver violated traffic rules, near the Municipal Council junction in Kandy. The officers are being treated at the Kandy General Hospital.

The Police Media Spokesperson’s office says that one suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Furthermore, two (2) police officers who attempted to apprehend a navy deserter were allegedly assaulted in Kithulgala. Police say that the deserter had fled the area following the attack and that the police had arrested a man suspected of aiding and abetting the deserter.

Both police officers who sustained injuries in the assault have been admitted to the Karawanella Base Hospital.Investigations are underway to apprehend the navy deserter.

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