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IP Kapila Nishantha arrested over abduction of two businessmen in Rathgama

18 February 2019 - 170   - 0

Police Inspector Kapila Nishantha of the Special Investigations Unit (Southern Province) was arrested by the CID today (Feb 18) over the abduction of two businessmen in Rathgama.

CID had commenced investigations upon the directives of IGP Pujith Jayasundara into the abduction of two businessmen who were reported to have been abducted on January 23 by groups who were clad in a dress similar to a police uniform in a car and a van.

IGP Jayasundara had also taken swift measures to transfer Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG) (Southern Range) Ravi Wijegunewardene on Feburary 16 to the Police Headquarters in Colombo.

CID officials had also seized a KDH van yesterday that is suspected to have been used in the abduction.

Statements have also been recorded from several individuals including the families of the disappeared businessmen.

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