Written by Staff Writer
22 Oct, 2015 | 3:09 pm
A former member of the Hettipola Pradeshiya Sabha charges that he was assaulted by a police officer in Bingiriya. While travelling on his motorcycle from Bingiriya to Hettipola on Wednesday afternoon, Former Hettipola Pradeshiya Sabha member Prabhath Nalinda says he was stopped for an inspection in the Bingiriya area.
Prabhath Nalinda alleges that during a heated argument between him and the police officer, the police officer had attacked him. Thereafter, the former Pradeshiya Sabha member was hospitalised.
Former Member of Hettipola PS, Prabhath Nalinda stated that the sergeant had initially told him to get off the motorcycle and then he had written the chassis number and thereafter asked for the driver’s licence. He went on to note that when he looked at the sheet of paper handed over by the sergeant it had been written that his vehicle was an unregistered vehicle.
He had stated that the motorcyclehas been registered and he possesses the license and insurance. He added that thereafter the sergeant had said that those facts are irrelevant and asked him to appear in court on November 6.
He alleged the sergeant had assaulted the him, stating that “he has foul mouth.” The former Pradeshiya Sabha member was later transferred to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
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