Aug 18, 2020

Angoda Lokka’s death probe delayed as cops test positive for Covid-19 Featured

Four Indian police personnel investigating the death of Sri Lankan underworld figure - 'Angoda Lokka', have tested positive for Covid-19, reports say.

According to reports, over 30 CB-CID police personnel, attached to seven special teams engaged in the investigation, have been asked to undergo self-quarantine for a week. Until then the CBCID office at Uppilipalayam would remain closed and the fumigation process would be continued.

Thus the trial and investigation are likely to be delayed, according to Indian media.

A special sub-inspector and a police personnel from the CB-CID wing had tested positive on Saturday, while a woman inspector and a driver also tested positive on Monday, reports added, citing sources from the Police Department.

Meanwhile, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Coimbatore extended judicial custody of the three suspects – girlfriend of Angoda Lokka Amani Dhanji, Madurai-based advocate Sivakama Sundari and her associate Thiyaneshwaran – till August 31.

Since, Amani Dhanji is a Lankan, she was sent to Puzhal prison in Chennai and the others were lodged at Coimbatore Prison and Pollachi sub-jail. The hearing on a bail plea of Sivakama Sundari was postponed to August 19, said officials.