The Inspector General of Police has directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police of Sabaragamuwa to launch an investigation against the Police officer who was seen in a video clip assaulting a man on a road in Kegalle.
The video clip was widely circulated on social media.
The IGP has directed the DIG of Sabaragamuwa to launch an investigation and take necessary disciplinary action against the officer.
The incident took place down Nidahas Mawatha in Kegalle yesterday, after a man who was allegedly under the influence had assaulted a woman with an iron rod.
According to the Police officer in question, he had to control the individual by using force since he attempted to assault him.
The Police officer had claimed that he assaulted the individual only in order to arrest him.