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Thinakkural Newspaper company van Hijacked by Gang in Police Uniform – GTN intelligence reporter

A white van belonging to the Thinakkural newspaper company was hijacked Monday morning at Modera in Colombo by an unidentified gang posing as policemen, according to a complaint made to the police.
Thinakkural Newspaper company van Hijacked by Gang in Police Uniform – GTN intelligence reporter

A white van belonging to the Thinakkural newspaper company was hijacked Monday morning at Modera in Colombo by an unidentified gang posing as policemen, according to a complaint made to the police.

The three member gang in police uniform had halted the van at Walls Lane, barely ½ mile from Thinakkural head office at Modera, Monday morning at around 7 AM.

The gang having stopped the van at the Wall Street junction had told the driver of the van that the van was wanted for a police inquiry and ordered the driver to get down.

The driver had alighted from the van. The gang in police uniform had then relieved the driver of his mobile phone, purse and the documents.

Two in police uniform had then got into the van and driven it away while the third one also in uniform had taken the driver on his motorbike saying that he was being taken to the police station, but was dropped far away in Kelaniya.

The driver relieved of his phone, national identity card and other documents had finally come to the Thinakkural newspaper office and a complaint was lodged at the police who have started investigations.

It is suspected that the van may have been hijacked in order to be used for some criminal activities As such police have been alerted and investigations have been intensified.
GTN

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