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Search on for group extorting money from the North

Nov 23, 2010 10:09:05 AM - itnnews.lk

The Army and the Police have embarked on a joint inquiry with regard to gang extorting money from the Northern polity.

The Kilinochchi Police have teamed up with the Army to inquire into a group engaged in extorting money from the people in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Jaffna, duping them. Information has come to light that the group was extorting money saying that several persons who had gone missing during the conflict period are in their custody. This information was divulged by three suspected nabbed from Kilinochchi.

The Army and the Police have called on the people of these areas to be vigilant about such gangs which are well organized with the aim of sullying the image of the Forces and the Police by breaching the trust placed by the people of these areas in them. The people have been urged to intimate information on such groups to the nearest Police Station or the Forces.