The Bribery Commission has filed a case in Colombo High Court against a police constable and a police inspector who had issued a spot fine for a Deputy Minister who had driven a car exceeding speed limits along the Southern Expressway.
Samanthi Ureka, a woman selling illicit liquor at Kalutara, has made the complaint to the Bribery Commission charging that the officers had asked for a bribe of Rs.10,000 on 25th January, 2009 to inform the complainant of instances police officers would raid her den.
The complainant also charges that the police inspector who conducted the raid had asked for Rs.10,000 more for reducing the number of bottles of illicit liquor seized during the raid when producing them to court.
The Hight Court after considering the case fixed the trial date for the 21st and warranted the accused.
According to very reliable sources the woman has been lured to file a case for an incident that is said to have occurred several years ago by Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekera. The woman is carrying on the illicit liquor business with the protection of the Deputy Minister say these sources.