Madame arrested after chase
By Chamara Amarasuriya
A woman, whose driving antics endangered the life of a Police Constable, was arrested, after a chase by a civilian and remanded. On 10 March, around 11.30 p.m., Police Constables Upul (71060) and Pradeep (84770), of the Cinnamon Gardens Police were on patrol duty along Gregory's Road, close to Independence Square.
Although this is a one way road, they spotted a hybrid car being driven along it in the opposite direction. The policemen signalled it to stop, but the vehicle came to a halt only after speeding past them.
The policemen explained the offence to the driver, a beautiful woman wearing a lot of makeup and asked her to produce her licence. The woman was very angry. There were four women in the rear and one by the driver.
When PC Upul went to the front of the vehicle to check its number, the driver started the vehicle and drove off hitting him. The Constable fell on the bonnet and clung on for dear life, while PC Pradeep chased behind the vehicle.
When the car was speeding along Maitland Place, PC Upul suddenly heard a voice asking: "Sir, do you need help?" It was that of man who was driving a van parallel to the car.
"Please save me", the Police Officer screamed.
The van driver chased behind the car. It was like a car race in a movie. Soon, the van overtook the car and blocked the road.
The Police Constable would have been killed or severely injured if the car had not been forced to stop.
The van driver identified himself as Mohammed Mansoor Mohommed Manzar of Bandaranaike Road, Colombo.
All the women got off the car and took to their heels. The van driver chased the woman driver and caught her when she tripped and fell.
She was a 45-year-old married woman of Isuru Uyana in Kalutara North. She told the Police that she had been taking five girls to be delivered to several men at a night club in Cinnamon Gardens. The woman revealed that she had been the owner of a mobile brothel for a long time. She said her clients paid her between Rs 3,000 and 5,000 per a woman per night and she retained half of the take.
She had been arrested on several occasions for prostitution by the Colpetty and Bambalapitiya Police.
The car was identified as one rented from Kotte car rental for Rs 3,500 a day.
The woman driver was remanded.
Acting OIC of Cinnamon Gardens Police IP Maheka Silva and Crime OIC Upul Jayarathna are leading the investigations.
PC Upul was admitted to the Accident Ward of Colombo National Hospital.
Pic Venura Chandramalitha
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