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Kanjipani Imran produced in court

Drug kingpin and gangster Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias ‘Kanjipani Imran’ was yesterday produced before Colombo Additional Magistrate Bandara Nelumdeniya for observation purposes.

The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) had obtained a detention order from the Defence Secretary to detain the suspect for a period of three months under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Meanwhile, there are more than 27 cases in several courts against Kanjipani Imran.

According to Police, Kanjipani Imran is wanted in connection with three murders, 15 attempted murders and for illegal drug smuggling charges.

Kanjipani Imran was arrested on March 28 by local law enforcement officers when attempting to board a flight to the Maldives on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport from Dubai on flight LZ 547 after UAE authorities deported him and three others.

He was arrested along with drug lord Makandure Madush by Dubai law enforcement officers, on February 5.

The CCD reported to court that they had obtained clearance from the Defence Secretary to hold the suspect for three months to question him under the PTA. The CCD is conducting further investigations.

The Magistrate ordered the CCD to produce the Kanjipani Imran beore court on September 4 for further observation.

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