Deraniyagala PS Chairman arrested with stolen water meters

The Chairman of the Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested for possessing 98 water meters reported to have been stolen from the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said an engineer attached to a water project raised the complaint with the Deraniyagala Police that 477 water meters and other equipment had been lstolen from the NWSDB Kumburugama store in Deraniyagala on March 30.

Accordingly, three men including the driver, the chief clerk of the store have been arrested earlier.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the chairman was in possession of 98 water meters stolen from the store, DIG Rohana said.

The suspect is to be produced before the Avissawella Magistrate’s Court today (17) in accordance with the provisions of the Public Property Act.(DSB)

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