Digging up gold in Puthukkudiyiruppu: Mullaitivu CI assisted two Ministry Secys – Police
By Keerthi Mendis
Police said a Chief Inspector of the Mullaitivu Police Division had provided assistance on the sly to two Ministry Secretaries who had gone to unearth a stock of gold which had been buried in Puthukkudiyiruppu by the LTTE.
According to sources, the Chief Inspector had obtained a SIM card in the name of a Tamil person, while he had proceeded to maintain contact with the two Secretaries via that SIM card.
They added that the Chief Inspector in question had allegedly previously combed the areas of Mullaitivu and Puthukkudiyiruppu for the buried stock of gold, along with one of the Secretaries.
The other Secretary is said to be attached to the Ministry of Fisheries. It is further alleged that the two Secretaries had gone to the house of the Puthukkudiyiruppu OIC before requesting his help to unearth the gold stock illegally.
However, the OIC concerned is said to have dismissed their request. After the incident had been brought to the attention of the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security, Retired Major General Jagath Alwis, he had informed the IGP, following which the CID had launched a probe into the matter.