27 complaints against Hisbullah, Saali and Rishaad; Asaad Saali to appear before CID today - Investigations by Presidential Commission as well regarding Rishaad.


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Currently 27 complaints have been received by the police headquarters against former governors M.L.A.M Hisbullah, Asad Saali and former minister Rishad Bathiudeen.

The police media spokespersons office noted that complaints have been lodged since the 4th of June.

12 complaints have been received against former minister Rishad Bathiudeen while 5 complaints were received against former governor of the western province, Asad Saali.

In addition two complaints have been received against the former governor of the eastern province, Hisbullah as well.

Accordingly a total of 8 complaints have been received by the police headquarters against the three of them.

Meanwhile, former governor of the western province Asad Saali has been summoned before the CID in order to record a statement.

A spokesperson for the department noted that the former governor had been notified to appear before the department at 9.30 am today.

He has been summoned before the CID taking into consideration a complaint filed by the convener of the truth seekers organization attorney at law, Premanath C. Dolawatta at the police headquarters previously.

Meanwhile the attention of the presidents commission appointed to probe in to financial misappropriation in state institutions during the years of 2015 to 2018 has been directed to an alleged incident where 3000 acres of land in Mannar has said to have been transferred under a business managed by the spouse and brothers of Rishad Bathiudeen by creating fraudulent documentation and deeds.

The commissions police unit has commenced preliminary investigations into the alleged incident, and it has been revealed that the respective properties were state-owned.

However, those who were residing in these properties had relocated during the conflict period.

And it has been revealed that the residents had returned to the area after the conflict and the business owned by the spouse and brothers of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had provided false documents and deeds for those returning to claim ownership of the land.

Accordingly those who were residing in the area providing evidence before the police unit attached to the commission noted that a fee of 500 thousand to 1 million rupees was paid by them for transferring of the property.

The residents further noted that at certain instances they were made to place their signature on blank sheets.

A spokesperson for the commission noted that 15 individuals have been summoned so far to obtain statements regarding the incident.

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