Massive racket in the north with missing Persons
Vavuniya and Mannar Deputy Inspector General Prasanna Nanayakkara stated that they have started a thorough investigation in to an organized racket going on in the north where large sums of money is collected from people on the promise of locating their missing family members.
He also said that a Tamil National Alliance Jaffna dist MP has given a
telephone number supposed to be of a major general in the army to people
in Jaffna who wish to locate their missing relatives and some people
who have called this number have been duped of money.
He also said that at the moment this telephone number is out and a
Jaffna resident and another person who had rung up this number before
have handed over Rs. 300,000/= and 75,000/= to some people who have come
in a motor bike without number plates. The police are going to question
the above MP in this regard.
Mr. Nanayakkara also said that another resident of Mannar has deposited
money in a bank account after giving such a call and investigations have
revealed that this account belongs to the wife of an underworld
gangster in Borella and she is said to be missing now. This number had
been given to the above person by a Grama sevaka in Mannar and he too is
now being questioned in this regard. Mr. Nanayakkara requests the
public not to seek the assistance of such racketeers to locate missing
persons and seek only the support of the police.