The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has approved a reward of Rs. 1 million for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who was involved in frauds in various parts of the country and was now absconding arrest.
Police said Crimes and Organized Crime Division has launched an investigation to arrest a man who pretended to be a doctor, an engineer, a teacher and a businessman to commit frauds in various parts of the country.
Accordingly, he was wanted over selling a stolen vehicle for Rs. 16.5 million by pretending to be a doctor, forging to obtain a vehicle worth Rs.15.5 million, fraudulently obtaining a car worth Rs. 2.8 million and stealing a van worth Rs. 3 million.
Police urged the public to be vigilant so that the suspect does not fall prey to further fraudulent activities in the future.
Police sought public assistance to arrest the suspect, Rafiq Mohamed Farooq (761350446v) who has residencies at No. 122/15 / B, Suhada Mawatha, Mankada Road in Kadawatha, No. 133/05, Namal Terrence in Wattiyagoda and No. 89/03, Rajamawatha, Kanuwana in Ja-Ela.
Police released a photograph of the suspect and requested the public to inform the following telephone number if there is any information about the suspect. DIG of Crime and Organized Crime Division via 071 8592604 or DIG Office of Crime and Organized Crime Division 011 2685958.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)