Five policemen, four civilians remanded over alleged robbery

Five policemen, including former Borella Anti-Vice Squad OIC and another four civilians, arrested for alleged robberies of a stock of lightning conductors and gold jewelry worth Rs. 550,000 were yesterday ordered to be remanded till June 30 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara.

The Cinnamon Gardens Police alleged that the robbery had occurred while the concerned items belonging to Western Provincial Council member Royce Fernando were being transported to Colombo by two of his employees in order to be sold. At a previous occasion, Police arrested five policemen, including former Borella Anti-Vice Squad OIC and Borella Police traffic branch OIC.

Counsel Asela Rekawa appeared for the traffic OIC.


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