Court sanctions probe into forged land deal | Daily News

Court sanctions probe into forged land deal

Panadura Chief Magistrate Chandana Liyanage granted authority to the Panadura Police Fraud Bureau to take charge of documents available with the Panadura Divisional Secretary in a forged document case.

The court wanted sanction of the Lands Commissioner General regarding a state land situated at Thalpitiya, Wadduwa valued at Rs 6 million.

Panadura Assistant Divisional Secretary Gamunu Perera had complained to the Panadura South Police Special Crime and Fraud Bureau that his signature had been forged to prepare a forged document using the official stamp and forwarded by the Divisional Secretariat to the Lands Commissioner General for his sanction to this forged document regarding a crown land in Wadduwa

Perera made the complaint on September 26 to the Police to conduct investigations and submit an official report to the Panadura Chief Magistrate. He obtained Court authority to take into custody all documents available with the Panadura Divisional Secretary with regard to the forged document for a comprehensive investigation and a report to Court.

The Panadura South Police SCIB is also conducting investigations into a fraud of Rs 1.3 million from the Govt Pensioner’s Account Dept at the Panadura Divisional Secretariat. This complaint was made to the Police by the Divisional Secretariat Accountant.


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