The CID has arrested the main suspect involved in the assault of the Deputy Tax Commissioner of Inland Revenue Department’s Matara Branch, H.M. Denzil.
The CID was ordered by the IGP last week to arrest the suspects involved in the assault immediately and CID officers had made the arrest last evening.
Matara Chief Magistrate Udesh Ranatunge has ordered that gem merchant, H.A. Dharmadasa of Kamburupitiya and four others be remanded till September 6.
The other four suspects surrendered through their Counsel.
Deputy tax commissioner of the IRD Matara Branch, H.M. Denzil was severely assaulted a few weeks back and was admitted to the Matara hospital.
The main suspect is reportedly a brother of a UPFA member of the Southern Provincial Council.