SLPP PS councillor nabbed with ‘Kudu Roshan’, 5 others | Daily News
Aanamaalu Ranga gangland murder probe

SLPP PS councillor nabbed with ‘Kudu Roshan’, 5 others

A Police Special Task Force team raided a restaurant in Yakkala, near Gampaha, on Wednesday and, arrested seven suspects in connection with the recent murder of Aanamaalu Ranga and one other in what is suspected to be gangland war. A SLPP councillor of the Gampaha Pradeshiya Sabha was among the seven suspects arrested.

They also include notorious underworld kingpin “Kudu Roshan”. They were arrested by the STF in connection with the murder of two persons including “Aanamaalu Ranga’ at the Madampitiya cemetery, Colombo, recently

Police said the SLPP Pradeshiya Sabha member was found together with the underworld suspects including Kudu Roshan at the time of the raid. Investigations revealed that the SLPP member had allegedly been instrumental in obtaining a house on rent for the underworld suspects for use as their hideout.

Police also seized 5 grammes of heroin, a sum of Rs.7500 believed to have been earned through the drug racket, four mobile phones and a motor car from the possession of the inspects. At the time of arrest, the suspects had been reportedly partying in the restaurant in Yakkala.

Police aid the arrest was made following information gathered during interrogation of Kudu Roshan’s accomplice named “Arji” who was arrested at Wele Watta, Wellawatta on September 4 by a police team led by Organised Crimes Investigation Bureau OIC Chief Inspector Nadeeka Silva.

 


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