Wellampitiya copper factory worker had cheques worth Rs. 7.5 mn

Wellampitiya copper factory worker had cheques worth Rs. 7.5 mn

Written by Staff Writer

18 May, 2019 | 8:03 am

Colombo (News 1st): The Wellampitiya Police today informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage that three cheques with a value of Rs.7.5 million were discovered from the possession of Karuppiah Rajendran alias Abdullah – the Wellampitiya copper factory worker who was remanded.

The Wellampitiya copper factory was owned by Inshaf Ahamed, one of the suicide bombers responsible for the 04/21 attacks.

The Wellampitiya OIC informed the court, the suspect maintained a close relationship with the factory owner, who incidentally had spent Rs. 200,000 for Karuppiah Rajendran’s wedding.

The OIC said the Terrorist Investigations Division is conducting a probe on the suspects who is a Tamil national and he was remanded until May 30th.

Separately, the court ordered for a telecommunication analysis report on 10 telephone numbers, that the other 09 Wellampitiya copper factory workers (who were released on bail) regularly contacted.

The Additional Magistrate ordered several public and private banks to hand over bank records of all 10 suspects to the Wellampitiya Police.

One of the three men who fled the copper factory when the Wellampitiya Police raided the place was arrested in Mawanella and was remanded until May 31st after being produced in court.

In addition, a man identified as Mohamed Nilam Mohamed Ahamed who was arrested for having footage of all 08 bombings on 04/21 on his mobile phone was remanded until June 10th.

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