Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Vavuniya Police U.K. Dissanayake had been remanded till September 23 after he surrendered to the Police last night, the Police said.
DIG Dissanayake was allegedly involved in illegal treasure hunting in Vavuniya.
He was remanded after being produced before the Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate.
A Police investigation has been launched to arrest the DIG on charges of aiding and abetting a treasure hunt in Vavuniya three months ago.
The Police earlier said seven suspects, including four civilians and three Police officers attached to the said DIG’s office had already been arrested following investigations and added the DIG was transferred to the Eastern Province in order to maintain the credibility of investigations.
Special Investigations Unit (SIU) had sought assistance of the Attorney General in this regard and the AG had instructed the Police to arrest the DIG in question.