OIC of the Special Crime Division of Mount Lavinia B. H. S. Gunaratne was arrested by the officials of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
He was arrested when he attempted to take Rs. 20,000 from a woman at a bank in Dehiwala.
The woman, a resident of Kalubowila, has complaint to the police about a money issue.
The OIC has promised to settle the case to her benefit if she paid him a sum of Rs. 100,000.
The woman has paid Rs. 5000 first, and was to pay him Rs. 20,000 yesterday when the OIC was arrested.
He will be produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today.