Indian Police tracing Chanuka Thananayake, Angoda Lokka’s aide

Indian Police tracing Chanuka Thananayake, Angoda Lokka’s aide

Indian Police tracing Chanuka Thananayake, Angoda Lokka’s aide

Written by Zulfick Farzan

29 Sep, 2020 | 5:29 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Crime Branch-CID of Coimbatore has formed a special team to trace the whereabouts of Chanuka Thananayaka, a close aide of Sri Lankan underworld don Angoda Lokka, who was recently confirmed dead by Indian authorities.

A special team formed in Madurai, earlier, is also trying to trace Chanuka in southern districts, reported the Times of India.

Angoda Lokka had died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Balaji Nagar near Cheran Maa Nagar in the city on July 3rd.

He was accused of murder and drug smuggling cases in Sri Lanka but had escaped to Tamil Nadu in 2017.

He was arrested in Chennai in 2017 but came out on conditional bail and was absconding since then.

Following Lokka’s death, police came to know that his pistol was handed over to his close aide Chanuka Thananayaka from Colombo, who had several cases against him in the island nation.

“Chanuka was arrested by Chennai city police in 2017, but later came out on bail. We have collected the photographs of Chanuka from Chennai police are trying to locate his whereabouts with the help of the photographs,” said a police officer, reported the Times of India.

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