The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has instructed the Special Investigation Division to immediately initiate an investigation against the HQI of the Bandarawela Police in connection with his action following the arrest of the mother of the infant who was abandoned at Fort Railway station on Friday.
Police said the investigations will be carried out over the conduct of the Chief Inspector of Police with regard to the arrest, questioning and inappropriate steps during the process, inconveniencing the mother.
Also, it was revealed that the officer had not acted according to the circulars issued by the IGP on how to deal with children and women.
The couple who had abandoned a 13-day-old infant in the toilet of an express train was arrested by police on Friday.
Police said the 25-year-old father who had kept the baby in the toilet was a resident of Meeriyabadda area Koslanda and he was arrested by the area police while the 26-year-old mother was arrested by Bandarawela police.(DSB)
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