16- year-old with NTJ links arrested

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  • The suspect had undergone weapon training in Nuwara Eliya 
  • The suspect’s father Naufar Moulavi was also arrested by the TID and is in custody now

 

 By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya  

A 16-year-old suspect, Mohamed Naufar Abdullah, who had allegedly maintained links with the proscribed National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), was arrested yesterday in Ampara on a tip-off received by the State Intelligence Services (SIS), police said.  

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspect had undergone weapon training in Nuwara Eliya.  


SP Gunasekara said the suspect’s father Naufar Moulavi was also arrested by the TID on an earlier occasion and is in TID custody now. 

 

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