An individual resident at Beruwala – Halawakanda has been taken into custody by the Police for being involved in a fraud in connection with a gem stone valued at about six hundred thousand rupees.
It is said that this gem stone had been handed over to the suspect, resident at Massala by a gem businessman to be cut and polished. Since this individual had said after two days that he had lost the gem stone the businessman had lodged a complaint with the police.
The Police carried out an investigation accordingly, and subsequently the gem stone was discovered in the suspect’s house. The suspect who was taken into custody had said that when he discovered the value of the gem stone he had planned to sell it and give the owner a small sum.
The suspect is due to be produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court today.