Five remanded Onmax DT directors bailed
Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday released on bail five directors of ‘Onmax DT’ who were remanded on charges related to alleged illegal pyramid schemes. The Financial and Commercial Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department arrested the suspects on suspicion of conducting illegal pyramid transactions and maintaining suspicious accounts.
When the case was called, Criminal Investigation Department officers reported the progress of the investigations and presented two CPUs containing data in the custody of the first suspect, a mobile phone and a hard disk belonging to the fourth suspect, and a parcel believed to be 3.91 grams of gems seized from a house belonging to the fifth suspect. Presenting the case goods, the investigators requested an assessment report from the Gems and Jewellery Authority on the value of the goods and requested the court to issue an order requesting analysis reports from the CERT Institute about the Computer and Communication Tools.
Regarding the fifth suspect, it was further requested to submit a report on the properties suspected to have been acquired through illegal money transactions in custody and issue an order to the Land Commissioners of Badulla, Homagama and Kaduwela prohibiting transfer of the lands of the suspects.
After paying attention to the facts presented by both parties, the Magsitrate ordered the release of the suspects on three surety bails of Rs.10 million each.
The passports of the suspects was taken into judicial custody and they were ordered to report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on the last Sunday of every month. The case will be called again on February 15.