Deraniyagala PS Chairman arrested

Dilini Madushanki | Published: 9:18 AM Apr 17 2021
Local Deraniyagala PS Chairman arrested

Chairman of the Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested for misplacing water meters owned by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspect was arrested yesterday (16) under the Public Property Act and was produced before the Avissawella Magistrate’s Court today (17).

He has been remanded till 19 April.

An engineer of a Water Board project lodged a complaint regarding the theft of 477 water meters and other equipment in Kumburugama.

Following the complaint, a clerk and driver of the project were arrested and produced before Court several days ago.

The DIG added further investigations revealed that 98 stolen water meters were found in the possession of the Chairman.

He noted that the Deraniyagala Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

Dilini Madushanki | Published: 9:18 AM Apr 17 2021

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