76-year-old man's al­leged driv­ing li­cence racket crashes

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

A 76- year- old Nuwara Eliya man has been ar­rested for pro­duc­ing forged driv­ing li­cences.

The man and an­other sus­pect, who was 56 years old, were re­manded till to­mor­row by Nuwara Eliya Mag­is­trate Pamoda Jayasekara.

Po­lice said the two sus­pects sold a forged driv­ing li­cence for Rs. 45,000. They said the sus­pects were ar­rested af­ter they de­tected a forged driv­ing li­cence in the pos­ses­sion of a driver dur­ing a ran­dom check on mo­torists at the Ke­la­gala Junc­tion on the Nuwara Eliya Road.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions led to a po­lice raid on a house, where the sus­pects were op­er­at­ing their il­le­gal busi­ness. De­tec­tives found four forged driv­ing li­cences in the house and ar­rested one of the sus­pects, who later co­op­er­ated with the po­lice to ar­rest the other sus­pect.

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