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Police commission to probe assault on protester

The National Police Commission (NPC) has launched an investigation into an alleged assault on a protester by an Assistant Superintendent of Police during the Joint Opposition’s protest march in Hambantota on Friday.

A spokesman for the NPC said that it has instructed the Police Chief to submit a report on the incident and also a special meeting will be held on October 11 to discuss the matter.

A video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota, showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester.

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