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PC arrested for trying to sell stolen three-wheeler

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The Kalutara Divisional Crimes Investigation Bureau said that a Police Constable who had brought a stolen three-wheeler to be sold was taken into custody on Thursday (16) at Payagala.

The raid had been carried out on a tip-off received by Sub-Inspector of Police of the Bureau, P.R. Weerasena. It has been revealed that the PC who was arrested was attached to the Colombo Police Emergency Call Division as a driver.

Police said that there was a false number plate fixed to the three-wheeler and that it had been stolen from an individual in Bandarawela and preparations were underway to sell it for Rs. 400,000.

During questioning, the PC in question had said that he had to pay a huge debt and that there was no other option but to sell the three-wheeler which another person had given him. The 31-year-old suspect residing at Embilipitiya had been handed over to the Payagala Police.

Investigations into the incident are being carried out under the leadership of Officer-In-Charge of the Kalutara Divisional Crimes Investigation Bureau, Chief Inspector of Police Sanath Kumara.

 

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 01:00











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