Rs. 1.3 m embezzled from Pension Unit | Daily News

Rs. 1.3 m embezzled from Pension Unit

Police look for 72-year-old woman

A 72-year-old woman has embezzled over Rs. 1.3 million from the Pension Unit of the Panadura Divisional Secretariat office and fled. She had been withdrawing the money belonged to a deceased government servant since 1998, police said.

Panadura South Police investigating the issue said two Grama Niladaris had aided her in the fraud. The case was investigated following a complaint made by the accountant of the Panadura Divisional Secretariat on the advice of the Divisional Secretary.

Meanwhile, Panadura Deputy Divisional Secretary Gamunu Perera had lodged a complaint last week that his signature was forged in many of the documents. His signature was used to obtain the recommendation of the State Land Commissioner to lease a land in Thalpitiya, Wadduwa. The transaction was done with the backing of a senior police officer.

Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka Gunathilake asked the Panadura South Headquarters Police Inspector to present his investigation into the complaint made by the Deputy Divisional Secretary on false documentation in court on November 4.

Attorney Sisira Kodikara informed court that the letter on the case of the petition to be heard had been submitted as P19 and the Magistrate asked the Inspector to appear before court at the next hearing. 


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