‘Ali Roshan’ arrested

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested notorious elephant racketeer Niraj Roshan alias ‘Ali Roshan,’ yesterday.

According to the Police Media Spokesman’s Office, he was arrested for the illegal possession of an elephant using a fake licence.

He was taken into custody by the CID at his residence in Gemunu Mawatha, Pelenwatte Road, Pannipitiya.

Roshan is notorious for capturing elephant calves from jungles and selling them to various persons.

“The elephant that was confiscated has been sent to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage,” the Police Media Unit sources said.

The arrested suspect was scheduled to be produced before the Kesbewa Magistrate’s Court yesterday (07).



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