Selling temple land, bhikkhu held
The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday took in for
questioning the chief incumbent of a leading Buddhist temple in
Pepiliyana for allegedly selling a land belonging to the temple for Rs.7
million, the police said.
The Bhikkhu had reportedly sold a prime land belonging to the temple,
which are never to be sold or traded under the Buddhist Temporalities
An unknown party had lodged a complaint with the CID against the
incumbent bhikkhu and the latter was taken into custody by a special
police team, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
The Bhikkhu was to be produced before court yesterday.
The CID is conducting further investigations.