Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 12:44
A group of racketeers who collect money from passengers on fake medical documents arrested.
Police have arrested four members of an organized group who collected money from bus passengers by showing them fake medical documents of children and other individuals.
Acting on a tip-off, Hungama police initiated investigations to arrest the racketeers who operated on long distance service buses such as Galle, Matara and Kataragama.
Police investigations revealed the racketeers have used medical reports belonging to deceased children and different other individuals.
Police said each racketeer had collected more than one thousand rupees per day.
Chairman of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathna requested passengers not to contribute to unknown money collectors who show various medical documents to obtain their sympathy.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said police have received information about such fraudsters.
He said operations have already commenced in order to round-up such tricksters.