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CID informs Magistrate

AG failed to take action in Museum theft case

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has not received the instructions from the Attorney General (AG) in relation to the National Museum robbery though a year has elapsed since the relevant extracts were referred for the AG’s instructions.

The CID officials yesterday told Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya that they were waiting the Attorney General’s instructions in relation to this case.

They said that the relevant extracts bearing number C R 172013 in connection with this incident were referred to the AG on August 28, 2014 but the AG has not given instructions to them to carry out further investigation into this incident.

The museum was robbed on March 17, 2012 and several invaluable items,including coins, swords believed to belong to the Kandyan Era were stolen.

The Police had told court that 10 gold plated swords, gem studded gold rings, gold coins and 50 silver rings were among the stolen items from the museum

Police investigations into the incident started on a complaint made by watchman of the museum Sunil Rajapaksa on March 17, 2012. Eight suspects arrested by the Police in connection with the robbery were produced in court. All suspects except Priyantha alias Kan Getta were released on bail by the court. 

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