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Suspect arrested while receiving Rs. 250,000 as ransom


1 May 2016 07:28 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) today arrested a suspect on charges of taking Rs.250,000 as ransom from a businessman.

Police said the man was arrested while receiving the ransom near a filling station in Borella after the victim informed the police about the extortion threats. 

The suspect has asked for the ransom after scaring the businessman over the mobile phone with death threats to family members.

The arrested man was remanded till May 13 when produced in the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court today.

  Comments - 2

  • Kugan Monday, 02 May 2016 06:59 AM

    Rather not mentioned the victim informed the police.put the victim in would have said police on patrol had suspicious behaviour. In that context crooks may vigilant and good name for the police.would be...?

    Henry Monday, 02 May 2016 05:06 PM

    Yes Kugan - Victim is in more danger now! - Reporters / Police - think before you release details please!

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