In the wake of some documents relating to a financial fraud that had occurred at the Lanka Sathosa, the Mt Lavinia Magistrate Udesh Ranathunga yesterday directed the CID to submit a report after examining the bank accounts of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen's wife and his brother.
The Bank accounts to be examined were those of Ms. Kider Mohamed Shabdeen Aiysha and Riyaj Badiudeen on a request made by the CID.
The CID said they found a Promissory Note with a value of more Rs.98 million drawn on one Shanthini Kanagasingham in connection with the purchase of Gold, as testified by witnesses.
It said the Promissory Note for Rs 98,935,000 had been provided to Shanthini Kanagasingham, by suspect Imran Mohamed, who is currently in remand custody and produced in court. Mr. Mohamed is said to be operating a business dealing in Buttons. (Nimanthi Ranasinghe)