Police said that that they had taken into custody 258 warrant holders who had been absconding from court, in raids conducted last Sunday covering all the police stations in the Eastern Province.
This raid was conducted encompassing four Police Divisions in the Eastern Province with the instructions of Eastern Province Senior DIG Jagath Abeysiriwardane. Thereby 44 warrant holders from Trincomalee Police Division, 22 from Kantale, 122 from Batticaloa and 70 from Ampara were taken into custody on this day.
The police said that the task to take into custody all those warrant holders covering all the police stations in Eastern Division within a day had been an extremely demanding and that it had been done to perfection.
The Divisional Police Superintendents conducted these raids on the instructions of Eastern Province Senior DIG Jagath Abeysiriwardane under the supervision of Trincomalee Division DIG D.W.R.B.Seneviratne, Batticaloa Division DIG Ravindra Vaidyalankara and Ampara Division DIG Keerthi Silva. (Amadoru Amarajeewa)