Suspect arrested over hand grenades found near school in Baduraliya

Suspect arrested over hand grenades found near school in Baduraliya

May 24, 2019   10:08 pm

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A 32-year-old suspect has been arrested over the recovery of a parcel containing hand grenades near a school in Baduraliya, the Police Spokesperson said.

The suspect is a 32-year old named Pavithra Madushanka, who is a resident of Hedigalla area in Baduraliya.

He is currently held under the custody of Baduraliya Police.

Baduraliya police had recovered a parcel containing hand grenades last night (23) acting on the information received by them in this regard.

Army Bomb Disposal team, troops and Policemen searched the Dikhenapura Primary School premises in Baduraliya on information given by the Police and detected 13 hand grenades and 17ft long flexible wire.

Complying with the orders obtained from Mathugama Magistrate’s Court, the recovered hand grenades were defused by the bomb disposal unit of the Army.

Two police units were deployed this afternoon to probe the incident and accordingly, the said suspect was taken into custody.

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