Wednesday, April 30, 2008

UNDP worker arrested with a Micro pistol - Vavuniya

An UNDP worker who is working under World Food Program (WFP) was arrested with a Micro pistol by the security forces at Irattaperiyakulam road block in Vavuniya this afternoon, April 30.

The suspect, Thiagaraja Prabhakaran, was a resident of Batticaloa and he is currently working at the UNDP Kilinochchi office, sources said. The suspect was travelling from Kilinochchi to Batticaloa when he was arrested around 12.45 p.m.

While cross-questioning, the suspect confessed that a terror agent have given this micro pistol and asked him to handover it to a person in Batticaloa. "The terrorists have promised to give him sum of 50,000.00 rupees once complete the task", he added. An initial payment, sum of 30,000.00 rupees, which had been given by the terrorist, was also apprehended.

The suspect was handed over to the Vavuniya Police for further investigations.

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