Police alleges assault during Samanthurai arrest

Police alleges assault during Samanthurai arrest

Police alleges assault during Samanthurai arrest

Written by Lahiru Fernando

19 Jul, 2016 | 7:37 am

Five police officers were allegedly injured following an alleged clash between a group of police officers and residents of Senkal, Samanthurai. According to the police, the clash transpired when the police had attempted arrest a suspect.

The police officers who sustained injuries during the clash have been admitted to the Samanthurai Base Hospital.

THE INCIDENT

The Anti Corruption Unit of the Ampara Division took measures to plant an informant in the area following a tip off received of a drug racket being carried out.

The attacked officers were sent to arrest the suspects involved.Five area residents connected to the incident have been arrested.

THE OTHER POINT OF VIEW

A relative of one arrested individual alleges that the police had brought a stash of Ganja along with them and had beaten and arrested her children for it.

Another relative of an arrested person alleged that the police took away their belongings and started beating them, attacking their children when they attempted to flee.

Meanwhile, an order was issued by the Samanthurai Magistrates’ court to release one of the supsects on bail as he was a juvenile, while the other suspects were ordered to be remanded until the 1st of next month.

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