Two Sri Lankans arrested in Chennai on robbery charges

The Police at the Chennai airport have arrested two Sri Lankan nationals who allegedly robbed gold jewellery from a Sri Lankan passenger after posing as Customs officers.

The Police said Nadhisha Roshini, 47, flew in from Sri Lanka on Monday. The two accused, who were identified as Mohammed Najmin, 31, and Chelliah Aravindhan, 40, both Sri Lankan nationals, stopped her outside the airport and introduced themselves as Customs officers, The Hindu reported.

The duo told her that she was carrying jewellery beyond the permitted limit and took her necklace and bangles.

Suspecting them, she went to Customs and complained about them. Later, she lodged a police complaint. The duo were arrested and remanded to judicial custody. (Colombo Gazette)