IGP deploys team to probe Kataragama shooting incident

IGP deploys team to probe Kataragama shooting incident

January 21, 2018   12:54 pm

IGP Pujith Jayasundara has deployed a special team to probe the Kataragama shooting incident that left one dead and led to severe damage of Police property last night (20).

Police officials from Kataragama gunned down a motorcyclist that refused an order to stop for inspection upon suspicious activity. 

Following the incident however a large mob attacked the police in retaliation of the incident.  

Police media spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the Policeman responsible for the death of the motorcyclist has been arrested. 

The incident occurred last night (20), when residents close to the scene of the shooting were vocally displeased with the shooting hurling stones towards the direction of the Police. 

As the situation intensified the Police deployed tear gas to disperse the mob diffusing the situation. 

The Police Officer arrested over the shooting incident in Kataragama last night (20), has been remanded till January 30, by the Kataragama Magistrate’s Court.

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