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Police officer accused of stealing from suspect

[BBC, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:02 No Comment]

Court in Sri Lanka has ordered the Police Chief to investigate and report on an incident where Narcotics department official was accused of forcibly withdrawing money from the bank account of a suspect in his custody.

The attorney representing the suspect Sujith Kumara told Colombo magistrates court on Wednesday, that the officer had obtained the secret Personal Identification Number (PIN) and the bank card by forcing the suspect.

Bank statement

He also said the alleged withdrawal of twenty thousand rupees was recorded in the victim’s bank statement and the visuals of the policemen withdrawing the money can be seen on security camera footage of the bank.

The lawyer also informed the court that earlier complaints about the incident to higher officials in the Police narcotics division were ignored.

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