Election posters inside cab with fake army plates, 2 arrested
July 24, 2015 12:02 pm
Police today arrested two persons and seized a vehicle with two difference number plates, including an army number plate, along with a stack of more than 4,500 election posters of a UPFA candidate in Kebithigollewa.
A group of police officers on routine patrol discovered the posters, of a former Deputy Minister contesting from the Anuradhapura District, upon searching the white cab at around 2.00am this morning.
Police officer inspecting the vehicle uncovered that a license plate registered under the name of a resident of Paragaswenwewa in Anuradhapura had been fixed on top of an army license plate.
Police suspect that the army number plates have been forged.
The two arrested suspects as a 37-year-old resident of Kahatagasdigiliya and a 44-year-old from Medawachchiya.
Kebithigollewa Police are conducting further investigations.
Meanwhile the Army Headquarters confirmed that this vehicle does not belong to the Army and has not carried any members of the Army inside.