Police officer netted with stolen Indian HC vehicles
by SRINATH PRASANNA JAYASURIYA
Nov 8, 2011
An Inspector of Police based in Colombo who is alleged to be the leader of the gang that steals vehicles was taken into custody by the police, along with some vehicles stolen from the Indian High Commission in Colombo, police said.

The Colombo Western Special Criminal Investigation Unit also arrested an associate of his. Two members of the gang were missing from their homes and are absconding. The vehicles found yesterday included a Toyota Starlet Car and a motorcycle belonging to the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

Police said more vehicles are to be taken into custody. Police said that when the suspect police inspector was taken into custody he was using a car belonging to the Indian High Commission with a false number plate on it. The motor cycle was found in a house in Dalupotha in Kochchikade near Negombo. It too had a false number plate.

The suspect police officer was attached to Police Headquarters. On one occasion he had taken a person into custody on suspicion of stealing a motor cycle and then released him and kept the motor cycle and used it with false number plates.

Police said an Indian High Commissionís vehicle had been stolen by the other suspect and handed over to the police inspector.

Under the guidance of DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara, a police team comprising ASP Kapila Kadupitiya, Police Inspector Upul Samarasinghe, Police Inspector Sunil Priyantha, Sub inspector S. K.ranasinghe and other police personnel are conducting further investigations.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka