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Suspects Who Attacked Tax Official Surrender

Aug 23, 2010 8:07:41 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Four suspects involved in the attack on the Deputy Tax Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department in Matara, H.M. Denzil have surrendered to courts today (23).

Police Spokesperson SP Preshantha Jayakody told the media that four suspects wanted for allegedly assaulting the Deputy Tax Commissioner on August 10 had surrender to the Matara court.

Matara Chief Magistrate has remanded the four suspects till September 6.

Trade unions attached to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) claimed that a close associate of a provincial politician is also wanted by the police for the attack.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to immediately arrest the suspects involve din the attack and to provide security to tax officers engaged in the field.

The CID under the supervision of the IGP is conducting further investigations.