Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Police Constable Was Sentenced One Year Rigorous Imprisonment Over Accepting a Bribe

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Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi has today (19) sentenced a Police Constable attached to Mattakkuliya Police one year rigorous imprisonment over accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000 from a Lorry driver transporting drugs at the Kadirana Road Block in Mattakkuliya area on 12th of June 2016 .

High Court Judge had also imposed  a Rs.50,000 fine on the accused who had found guilty over two indictments including accepting the bribe .If the accused fails to pay the fine High Court Judge Hettiarachchi has ordered an additional 18 month imprisonment 
to the accused .

A court case was filed against the accused over 08 indictments and later the High Court judge has released the accused from 06 indictments .

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