Five policemen, including former Borella Anti-Vice Squad OIC and another four civilians, alleged to have robbed a stock of lightning conductors and gold jewellery worth Rs. 550,000 were ordered further remanded till August 11 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara, today.
The Cinnamon Gardens Police alleged that the robbery occurred while the concerned items belonging to Western Provincial Council Member Royce Fernando were being transported to Colombo by two of his employees, to be sold.
At a previous occasion, Police arrested five policemen, including former Borella Anti-Vice Squad OIC and Borella Police traffic branch OIC.
The court refused to grant bail to the suspects since they were charged under Firearms Act.