It has been reported from Ratnapura Police Station that a Police Driver attached to Agunakolapalassa Police Station, while returning from Kandy in his cab with four more police officers inside ,after special duties at Esala Perahara, a Police Cab belonging to Ratnapura Police Station ,overtook the vehicle ,stopped in the middle of the road, four Officers alighted from the vehicle, pulled out the Police Driver and another police constable started beating them inhumanly in the middle of the road in front of the passers by uttering raw filth.
Although the victims shouted that they are police officers, still the beating continued.
According to one officer the reason for the assault was for not allowing overtaking.
After that both the driver and the constable were taken to a doctor and taken a report stating that both of them were drunk, and had filed a case on fabricated charges.
Now the Police drivers with a service of 16 years and the constable have been terminated from their services. Four Police Officers who traveled in the cab are testifying that the Police driver was not after drinks. The victim has given a statement to the Ratnapura Magistrate, that he was not after drinks and the Ratnapura Officer in charge assaulted him and the constable also they were taken to a Private Dispensary situated about 10 kilometers away from Ratnapura Police Station, while the Govt, hospital was just 1kilometer away from the Police Station.