Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has ordered the Inspector General of Police to interdict the Police officer who assaulted two youth in Eravur, Batticaloa.
The Public Security Ministry said in a statement that the officer in question will be arrested and produced before court.
A video of the said officer attached to the traffic division assaulting two youth opposite an eatery was circulated widely on social media.
The duo had been accused of disrupting Police duty.
They had allegedly disrupted the duty of Police officers who were demarcating an area following a motor accident by riding a motorbike.
Although Police had ordered them to stop the bike, they had disregarded the orders.
Subsequently, Police officers had tracked them down and assaulted them.