A police sergeant who solicited and accepted a bribe of Rs. 6,000 from a bootlegger, promising not to prosecute him was sentenced to 4 years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court Judge on Wednesday (29), Director Investigations Bribery Commission SSP Neville Guruge said.
The sergeant had visited the kasippu dealer in 2002 and solicited the bribe promising him that he will ensure that police will not raid the kassippu den and prosecute him. But the kassipu dealer had complained to the Bribery Commission and the commission officers had arrested the sergeant when he was accepting the bribe, SSP Guruge said.
The dealer is a resident of Gotatuwa in the Angoda Police area and the sergeant was attached to the Angoda police he said.