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SC orders Police to pay compensation in assault case

The Supreme Court has ordered the Police to pay compensation of Rs. 200,000 in a Fundamental Rights case where a youth was assaulted by Anuradhapura Police in custody.

The youth had suffered injuries to his hand and it was also revealed that the Police had threatened the youth at gunpoint not to report this incident.

The Supreme Court ordered the former IGP to pay Rs.100,000 and two officers (Gallage and Amarasinghe) of the Anuradhapura Police station to pay Rs.50,000 each. The case was presided over by a three Bench comprising Buwaneka Aluwihare, Murudu Fernando and Sithampbarampillai Thurairaja.

The petitioner was arrested by the Anuradhapura Police on September 25, 2013 and assaulted by Police. It was revealed that he had suffered a fractured shoulder during the assault. When he became unconscious, the Police had taken him to the Ayurvedic Medical centre and brought him back to the police station.

The State Counsel, appearing for the respondent stated that the petitioner was arrested on a complaint received by the police regarding a case of theft of gold jewellery.