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Army Sergeant arrested for theft of T56 from camp

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The Military Police arrested an Army Staff Sergeant who stole a T56 weapon from the armoury of the Karandeniya Camp. He has been handed over to the Karandeniya Police along with the firearm.

Police stated that necessary steps would be taken to obtain an order to detain the Sergeant and conduct investigations to uncover whether the weapon had been used for murders or other crimes. A report from the Government Analyst will be sought regarding the weapon.

The investigation has revealed that this staff sergeant is a helpful person in his character. He said during interrogation that he had stolen this firearm on October 4. A senior police officer said that he had taken the weapon out of the camp by hiding it on his motorcycle and said that he did not remember anything as he was drunk that day.

This Staff Sergeant resides in the Batapola area. The Military Police found the firearm hidden at his house.

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