Panadura North OIC commended for preventing breach of peace | Daily News

Panadura North OIC commended for preventing breach of peace

Panadura Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya commended the services of the Panadura North Police OIC to prevent a breach of the peace among the villagers in Thotawatte and policemen on January 4.

The Additional Magistrate remanded one of the suspects, Mohammed Samsudeen, till January 16 in connection with unlawful assembly and obstructing the duties of Traffic police on duty at Thotawatte Road on January 4.

The Additional Magistrate told the Police OIC the other suspects in the incident should be arrested and produced before court.

When the suspect Samsudeen was produced before court yesterday, Panadura North Police OIC Inspector Prabath Paranavithana submitting a report to court, informed the Magistrate that on January 4 at around 12.30 pm, two traffic policemen of the Panadura North Police who were on mobile duty at Thotawattte near a mosque stopped a youth riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

He became involved in a heated argument with the policemen. They were soon surrounded up by a crowd who seized the policemen and their motorcycle.

On receiving the information, a police team led by the OIC Crimes rushed to the spot to rescue the two policemen. The crowd pelted stones and attacked the policemen. Police fired 10 rounds into the air to frighten the crowd which fled leaving the two policemen.

Panadura North Police OIC Inspector Paranavithana then went to the mosque and met the Moulavi and successfully defused the situation.

Police arrested suspect Samsudeen who had obstructed the policemen on duty. More suspects are to be arrested, Inspector Paranavithana told court.

He told court the police solved the incident in a peaceful manner and there was no breach of the peace. 


 

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