Wennappuwa ASP arrested over bribe interdicted
The ASP in charge of the Wennappuwa area in Chilaw, who was arrested while accepting a bribe, has been interdicted with effect from yesterday (27), the Police Spokesman said.
He stated that the police officer was ordered interdicted by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in charge of the Wennappuwa was arrested by sleuths of the Bribery Commission yesterday for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs 30,000.
The police office in question had requested for a bribe of Rs 40,000 from the owner of an Ayurveda massage center in the Wennappuwa area in order to operate the establishment without any hindrance.
He had later agreed to reduce the sum to Rs 30,000 and was arrested while accepting that bribe on the Negombo-Divulapitiya road.