Court has ordered the freezing of eight bank accounts belonging to Danuna Tillekeratne who is the second suspect in the HICROP (Pvt) Limited alleged arms deal fraud case.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed court that the eight bank accounts contained Sri Lankan Rupees 15 million and US dollars 1,200.
Danuna is General (retired) General Sarath Fonseka’ son-in-law and has been evading arrest up to now.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, who ordered the freezing of the bank accounts, had earlier ordered that Danuna Tillekeratne present himself in courts before May 31, failing which all movable and immovable assets would be confiscated.
On May 26 court permitted the CID to display a public notice asking Danuna Tilakaratne to surrender to authorities. Tilakaratne has been evading arrest for several months now.
On May 26, State counsel appearing on behalf of the Attorney General’s Department had stated that any civilian could arrest the suspect if he does not appear in the court within the next 30 days.