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IGP offers Rs. 1Mn reward over wanted suspect

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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)

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  • BE FAIR Monday, 12 April 2021 03:30 PM

    Catch me if you can.........................

    RoaringCreek Monday, 12 April 2021 04:18 PM

    He should join the government as a MP from the list after his arrest and release.

    nimal Tuesday, 13 April 2021 01:44 AM

    LOL ;) well said

    Pathirane Lokku Tuesday, 13 April 2021 01:43 AM

    Our country is famous for crooks. from politicians down to normal people want to make quick money.

    Ed Tuesday, 13 April 2021 02:42 AM

    Looks like current government influencial member

    Hemantha Vithanage Tuesday, 13 April 2021 03:32 AM

    Only stupid people get caught and another muslim man in high profile crimes.

    rudy Pinto Tuesday, 13 April 2021 03:48 AM

    I Thought it was gota

    Nihal Weerawardane Tuesday, 13 April 2021 02:21 PM

    YOUR COMM ENTRIES ARE VERY POOR MOST ARE MEDDLE WITH POLITIC NOTHING TO HELP THE POLICE -

    Sham Tuesday, 20 April 2021 05:44 AM

    Wonder if he too is a double passport user which may take over a decade to get it cleared.


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