Cops have no authority to shoot at a vehicle for disobeying orders - PC

Cops have no authority to shoot at a vehicle for disobeying orders - PC

October 24, 2016   05:23 pm

Cops have no authority to shoot at a vehicle for disobeying orders to stop at the request of the police, the Police Commission asserted today (24).


Secretary of the Commission, Ariyadasa Cooray, expressed this view while speaking at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon.


“What they should do is, either inform the next check point or chase the vehicle,” he added.


He pointed out it is an offense for the cops to shoot at a vehicle according to the terms of the Penal Code as well. However, it is the responsibility of the motorists to cooperate and comply with the police,” he added.


Cooray also went on to say that the Police Commission would keep a close eye on the investigation into the death of Jaffna university students.

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