Trio granted bail in robbery of JSC car wheels

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Keminda Perera, on 18 August, enlarged on bail three suspects, including an official driver serving at the Supreme Court, who were charged with removing and selling the wheels of two vehicles belonging to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).

The Additional Magistrate released the official driver at the SC, who was identified as Sampath Kumara, a resident of Polgasowita, on two sureties of Rs 300,000 each.

The Court also enlarged the other two suspects, identified as Muniyandi Thavaraja, who had helped Kumara to remove the wheels and the businessmen, who had purchased the stolen wheels, identified as Tyrone Dickman, on surety bail of Rs 300,000 each.

Additional Magistrate Perera, also ordered the three suspects, to deposit a sum of Rs. 370,000 in Court, as the loss incurred via the removal of the wheels.

Keselwatta Police had filed the case before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, against the aforesaid suspects, on charges of removing the wheels from a vehicle belonging to the JSC, the sale and purchase and for having violated Provisions contained in Sections of the Offences against the Public Properties Act (PPA).

By Hansi Nanayakkara