Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera has ordered the IGP to suspend the police officer who assaulted two youths in the Eravur area in Dakalapuwa.
A video of a police officer attached to the traffic unit assaulting two youths was shared on social media yesterday.
The attack took place in front of a food stall on Eravur Lagoon Road in Batticaloa.
The motorcyclist had been accused of speeding in a manner that obstructed the duties of the police officers who were conducting surveys at the scene of the accident.
It was reported that the motorcyclist had been speeding along the narrow lane of the Eravur Lagoon Road in Batticaloa despite the order to stop the motorcycle.
Officers later chased the motorcycle and found it parked near a food stall, just in time for the assault.
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