Probe ordered into releasing wealthy treasure hunter et al on police bail

By Cyril Wimalasurendre


KANDY: Senior DIG Central Lalith Jayasinghe has ordered his senior police officers in Kandy to investigate and report into an alleged case of releasing on police bail a group of treasure hunters led by a wealthy trader with their vehicles taken into custody.

The detection was made on a tip-off from villagers in Rangala.

The gang was taken into custody while trying to blast a rock as they believed there was a treasure concealed underneath it.

Suspects involved in treasure hunting had to be produced in courts and could not be given police bail, a senior police officer said.


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