A suspect has been arrested by Rathnapura police for obstructing police officers and trying to attack them at a filling station in Thiriwanaketiya area in Rathnapura early this morning. The drunk rider suspect tried to get fuel without standing in the queue while the people there objected. The arrested suspect 30 years old, is to be produced to court today.
Lat few days police arrested several suspects obstructed the police officers on duty near the filling stations.
On July 23, a suspect has been arrested by Kurunegala police for obstructing police officers and trying to attack them with a knife. The drunk suspect has behaved in a way as to interfere with the duty of the police officers who were observing the distribution of petrol at the Gonagama petrol station in Kurunegala area.
On July 22, another suspect who tried to attack a police officer while behaving riotously at a petrol station in Piliyandala area has been arrested. The suspect has tried to attack a police officer with a hand saw when he said that he could not get fuel from the vehicle with a wrong last digit number plate at a petrol station in Madapata area in Piliyandala.