Feb 07, 2019

Sampath Bank fraud : CID quizzes bank officials

The CID today (07) informed the Kaduwela Magistrate - Prasanna Alwis that they had questioned a group including the Operations Manager of the Sampath Bank at length.

This was stated when the courts took up the case pertaining to the alleged fraud at Sampath Bank.

Two suspects arrested, namely Mahendra Wijayaratene and Manoj Kumara Rodrigo, who is a Sampath Bank manager, were produced before court today.

The magistrate ordered to release the two suspects on a surety of Rs. 05 million each and further ordered the CID to inform court of the investigation's progress.

The CID had earlier notified court that it had been revealed through their investigations that a Bank Manager of Sampath Bank together with a provincial manager and branch manager had been involved in defrauding millions of rupees of depositors’ money.

This massive fraud had come to light due to a complaint made to the CID by a Ayurveda doctor who had been a victim of this scam.

Accordingly, the CID had filed a case (19430) at the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court.

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