The Police Traffic Sergeant and a Constable who were interdicted for enforcing the law arbitrarily and punishing a group that travelled by violating curfew, reinstated, DIG Ajith Rohana said.
“Investigations revealed that they had done this without an intention do any harm” he said.
“Only court can punish people not Police” DIG Ajith Rohana said speaking in a TV program earlier today.
Sri Lanka Police has taken Disciplinary action against 2 traffic police officers over degrading treatment of curfew violators at Maradana yesterday (April 12).
Police Media unit confirmed to NewsWire that a Colombo City Traffic Sergeant and PC interdicted over the incident.
“Probe underway to find out if humiliation was instigated by a TV correspondent or if the cops tried to emulate disgraced Indian counterparts” Journalist Manjula Basnayake Tweeted.
Police officers in the video seen forcing people to cross arms and pull their own ears to humiliate “curfew violators.”
Disciplinary action against two traffic police men over degrading treatment of curfew violators at Maradana this morning (April 12). Probe to find out if humiliation was instigated by a TV correspondent or if the cops tried to emulate disgraced Indian counterparts. #Lka pic.twitter.com/BZcqJ7e1rx
— Manjula Basnayake (@BasnayakeM) April 12, 2020