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2 underworld gangsters killed in police shootings

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Two men said to be members of the underworld were killed in separate incidents of police shooting in the early hours of this morning (Aug. 05).

One of them, identified as ‘Army Roshan’ had been arrested by police a few days ago in Mathugama, police said.

A police team had taken him to Madiwela area of Kotte to find hidden bombs, when he had tried to snatch a hand grenade, but was shot by police.

According to police, he had been wanted in connection with 11 murders and several incidents of extortion.

The second underworld figure to die due to police shooting has been identified as Mohamed Riltan alias ‘Pappa.’

He too, had taken a police team to Ratmalana to find hidden weapons, when he tried to hurl a hand grenade at the police.

The man was subsequently shot by police.



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August 5, 2009 at 11:48 am

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