The CID has started inquiries into two separate cases involving forged currency notes allegedly found among the salaries paid to staff of Badulla High Court and Colombo District Court.
Badulla SSP, Sunil Maturata, said that the case, dealing with the six forged Rs. 1000/- notes allegedly found in money paid as salaries to Badulla High Court staff, had been handed over to the CID.
The note machine at a bank had identified notes as forgeries when the money was being deposited at the bank.
Subsequently, a court official had lodged a complaint with the Badulla police and forwarded the notes as well.
The case has been handed over to the CID.
Meanwhile a female staff member of the Colombo District Court had lodged a complaint with the CID asserting that she had received several forged Rs.1000 notes in her pay packet on Monday.
The CID had later questioned the cashier who had made up the pay packets and he had, in turn, incriminated a former UNP Provincial Council member, alleging that the latter had instructed him to place the forged notes in the pay packets.
The former UNP Provincial Council member had been arrested and is now being interrogated. Director CID, SSP Nimal Kulatunga, is directing the special inquiry.