Fort Police Ordered to Arrest Suspects Involved in Rs 5 Million Central Bank Theft

Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela has ordered the Fort Police to arrest the suspects involved in the recent theft of Rs 5 million from the Central Bank. The Magistrate issued this order after considering the report submitted by the Fort Police to the court.

According to the report, a senior assistant superintendent of the Currency Department of the Central Bank reported a shortage of a five thousand rupee note burner bundle stored in a high security room of the bank. The report states that Senior Assistant Superintendent at Central Bank S.R Dayananda submitted the complaint on the 11th of this month.

Following the complaint, the Fort Police launched an investigation and recorded statements from six officials of the concerned department. The police have now presented a report, known as a B report, to the court stating that they are currently recording statements from several other officials regarding the decrease in the money stored in the high security room of the Central Bank.

The police have assured the court that they will report the progress of their investigation once all statements have been recorded. The Magistrate has ordered the police to apprehend any suspects identified in the course of the investigation.

The theft of such a large sum of money from the Central Bank has raised concerns about the security of the country's financial institutions. The authorities are urging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have that could help with the investigation.