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TN Police interrogates two aides of dead Sri Lankan don at Coimbatore

- November 17, 2021

Chennai, Nov 17 ( BPNS)

The Crime Branch- CID of Tamil Nadu police are interrogating two close aides of Sri Lankan gangster, Angoda Lakka who died recently of cardiac arrest in Coimbatore.

The CB-CID team is questioning close associates of the underworld don, C. Chanuka Thananayaka (38) and T. Gopalakrishnan alias Jayapal (46) after the Chief Judicial Magistrate court gave them in CB-CID custody for five days on Tuesday.  Sources in CB-CID while speaking to IANS said that the interrogation is to ascertain whether Lokka had indulged in any criminal activity during his stay in Coimbatore.

T. Gopalakrishnan was also involved in shielding a Sri Lankan smuggler Suresh was arrested and jailed and had recently come out of prison.

Angoda Lokka aka Madummage Chandana Lasantha Perrera (35), the Sri Lankan gangster was staying at Balaji Nagar, Coimbatore in hiding and he passed away on July 3, 2020.

His body, according to Tamil Nadu police was cremated at Madurai by his female companion, Aman Dhanji, and lawyer Sivakami Sundari. Police later came to know that Lokka had concealed his identity and arrested Aman Dhanji, Sivakami Sundari, and her accomplice Dhyaneswaran on charges of concealing the identity of Lokka.

CB-CID collected the samples of Lokkas mother from Sri Lanka with the support of the agencies in that country to establish the identity through DNA test and found out that it was indeed the dreaded Sri Lankan gangster who passed away at Coimbatore on July 3, 2020.

During interrogation, Sivakami Sundari told the police that the pistol of Lokka was handed over to Chanuka Thananayaka and hence his arrest and subsequent interrogation.