Traffic OIC arrested  on bribery charge

Madura Ranwala

Wellawa Traffic Officer-in-Charge was arrested yesterday for taking Rs. 20,000 from a truck owner forcibly.

Police media unit said that the Sub Inspector concerned had allegedly taken the money from a tipper truck carrying earth on May 24 according to a complaint made by the owner of the truck on May 26.

The Wellawa police had taken the suspect into their custody to be produced before the Kurunegala magistrate yesterday afternoon.

The truck had been carrying earth on the Ranawana road when it was checked by the traffic OIC.

He had demanded money if he was not to take legal action as the driver did not have a permit to transport earth.

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