Three army personnel arrested with firearm

Three army personnel arrested with firearm

July 21, 2015   03:03 pm

The police on Monday (20) have arrested three armed army soldiers in civvies who were travelling in a white-coloured van with fake number plates, the police Spokesperson said.

The suspects were arrested by a patrolling team attached to the Mirihana police last evening at around 7.30 p.m. police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Ada Derana.

The arrested soldiers have been identified as personnel attached to the personal security squad of a Major General, Gunasekara added.

“The officials have also seized a firearm from the possession of the suspects. During the preliminary interrogation, it has come to light that these soldiers are attached to the Major General’s personal security detail,” he said.

The Spokesperson said that a request has also been made for the Military police to produce a report concerning the firearm and ownership of the vehicle.

The suspects will be produced before the Magistrate unless the report is produced by this afternoon, the Spokesperson said.

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