An investigation has been ordered into a reported intrusive stop and search of two youths by the police at Kollupitiya junction.
In his X account, public security minister Tiran Alles said he has directed the authorities to carry out a probe into the incident.
“An investigation was ordered yesterday and stern action will be taken against any wrongdoers, if identified, to ensure accountability and justice,” the minister said.
The young couple in question was travelling in a ‘PickMe’ taxi, when several policemen searched their baggage.
Finding a small pair of nail scissors from a pouch of the young man, aged 18, police took him to a security hut and ordered him to remove his clothing and was body-searched, it is alleged.