Police have failed to take action against a senior judicial officer who had personally intervened to get a person known to him released from the Minuwangoda police custody who had been arrested for driving a vehicle without a license.
Minuwangoda police in a road traffic operation arrested a suspicious motorcyclist on Thursday night travelling without any lights on. When police searched him he had failed to submit a license and an insurance or any other valid document.
The person was then ordered to be taken to Minuwangoda police station by the traffic OIC who was at the scene. The rider who had hesitated to go to the police station had called somebody from his cellular phone and explained the situation and had given the phone to the Traffic OIC to answer.
The OIC had refused to answer the phone and ordered to take him to the police station.
Shortly afterwards a senior judicial officer had stormed the police station and allegedly claimed that the Traffic policemen on duty are under the influence of alcohol and arresting people, Minuwangoda police said.
The judicial officer is also alleged to have said how come the police have to arrest his man. He had then ordered the OIC to attend to all the traffic policemen who were on duty to a breathalyser test to check whether they work under the influence of liquor. He then had left the police station.
However the Traffic police officers who were on duty at that time had been sent to a doctor for breathalyser tests and they were found to be negative.
Meanwhile the police had kept the motorcycle in custody and released the motorcyclist, ordering him to appear at the police station with the necessary documents to get his bike released.