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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cult Coverup Alleged

TOKYO () -- Allegations of a cover up emerged Friday following reports that an assassination attempt on Japan's police chief was carried out by another policeman who was a follower of the Aum Supreme Truth cult.

"The investigation was suspended on the orders of top officials in the National Police agency," an anonymous policeman was quoted as saying in a postcard message sent to major Japanese media organizations this week.

On Friday, major newspapers reported that a 31-year-old policeman from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department had confessed to the crime."I shot him," the policeman was quoted as telling investigators.