Ex-Vavuniya DIG further remanded

Ex-Vavuniya DIG further remanded

September 30, 2015   02:58 pm

Former Vavuniya DIG U.K. Dissanayake, who was arrested in connection with an incident of illegal excavations carried out in the Kudakachchakodiya area, has been further remanded until October 07 by the Vavuniya Magistrate’s Court. 

Nine suspects including the DIG and a Chief Inspector of Police were produced before the court today when the case was taken up for hearing. Seven of the suspects had reportedly pleaded guilty to the crime.

One of them was fined Rs 75,000 and released while the other six were released after imposing a fine of Rs 100,000 each. 

Vavuniya Magistrate V. Ramakamalan ordered DIG U.K. Dissanayake and the Chief Inspector further remanded until October 07.

The DIG, who is accused of assisting individuals carrying out illegal excavations in search of buried treasure, had initially been remanded until today (30) after he surrendered to the CID. 

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