Sexual assault in Public Transport: 42 suspects arrested, yesterday
Posted on February 8th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News

Taking into account the daily complaints reported to the police stations that children and women are being sexually abused in public transport services, a special operation was carried out across the island yesterday (07) as per the instructions of Acting Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Tennakoon.

In response to mounting concerns over the safety of passengers, law enforcement conducted a targeted operation resulting in the arrest of 42 suspects. Among them were 18 individuals implicated in cases of sexual assault within public transport services, while the remaining 24 were apprehended for related offenses, including solicitation.

The police headquarters emphasized the strategic deployment of officers, with many operating undercover in civilian attire to closely monitor public transport hubs and routes. This approach aimed to address the heightened risk faced by commuters during peak usage times.

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