Investigation launched into land fraud | Daily News

Investigation launched into land fraud

The Moneragala Division Special Crime Investigation Unit has launched an investigation into an alleged sale of two plots of land in Moneragala to a resident of Dikthalawa,Batugammana while the owner had obtained a loan from a bank by mortgaging the land.

The owner has sold the land for Rs. 3.5 million. The two pieces of land belong to a woman and she has vested the ownership of the land with her son and he had obtained a loan by mortgaging the land to the bank.

The son had later prepared false deeds and sold it to a buyer.

He was in default of payments to the bank and that the bank is going to sell the land in a public auction.

Moneragala OIC Wilfred Silva and a team of officials are investigating.