The Criminal Investigation Division has commenced investigations into 227 questionable deeds that were found during a raid at former Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen’s private residence, Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Development Minister Wimal Weerawansa said adding that documents relating to the alleged corrupt deals at Sathosa were among the documents seized.
Addressing a media briefing Minister Weerawansa called on the Inspector General of Police to commence investigations into the questionable documents relating to corrupt deals which were made during the previous regime.
He also revealed 227 deeds belonging to various individuals were found leading officers to believe that the former minister may have bought properties under various names. According to Minister Weerawansa, among the 227 there were 8 original title deeds that were not in the Minister’s name.
Meanwhile, Minister Wimal Weerawansa says the judicial the legal action against the former Minister Rishard Batheudeen is carried out without any political interference.