In the wake of a disturbing incident in Dampelessa, Narammala, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon has issued a directive urging police officers NOT to conduct vehicle inspections while dressed in civilian clothing. This decision comes in the aftermath of an alarming incident where a Sub-Inspector (SI) in civvies fatally shot a lorry driver, sparking public outrage and criticism.

Tragic Shooting Incident Unfolds in Dampelessa

The incident occurred in the area of Dampelessa, Narammala, where a Sub-Inspector, not in uniform, opened fire, resulting in the tragic death of a lorry driver. It has raised concerns among the public regarding the conduct of officers and the potential misuse of power.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the Sub-Inspector involved was promptly arrested. The Narammala Magistrate’s Court remanded the officer until January 23, pending further investigation.

The tragic event has ignited demands from the public for accountability and transparency in the actions of law enforcement. Concerned citizens are calling for a thorough investigation into the incident and a reevaluation of policing procedures to prevent such incidents from recurring. ( )