The police yesterday released four sketches of a man suspected to have altered the seats of the white van found parked near the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade on April 22, and sought public assistance to arrest him.
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the sketches were drawn based on information received from four different eye-witnesses.
The owner of the van (WP-PJ 4080), had been identified as Mohamed Azam Mohammed Mubarak, alias 'Abdullah', who detonated a bomb at the Kingsbury Hotel, SP Gunasekara said.
The van was found parked near the Kochchikade Church, packed with explosives, and the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Special Task Force (STF) had to neutralise it through a controlled explosion on April 22. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigations had revealed that the suspect, the van owner, and another person were involved in altering the van's seats.
The CID had questioned and recorded the statements of four eyewitnesses who had seen the suspect involved in altering the seats.
The eyewitness had described the suspect as being five feet six inches tall, slim, fully bearded, fair and between 25 to 40 years of age. A police officer attached to the Police Criminal Records Division (PCRD) had drawn the four sketches based on the eyewitness descriptions.
The police requested the public to provide any information regarding the suspect to the CID or to any of the following numbers: 011-2422176 and 0112392900. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
why dont still police can not arrest the terror who burnt masjeed and muslim's properties in chilaw, Kurunegala and also Minuwangoda?. The main matter is sleeping without action in this country since its a majority route cause
Samarasekera Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:46 AM
Well he resembles Hoo flungdung from China. The cops should ask the Chinese
fred Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:56 AM
I wonder what makes the Police think that he is not one of the other dead or apprehended terrorists, after all he was seen before the attack.
Jude Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:54 AM
DON'T waste time!! Just talk to Some of the politicians!!! They'll lead to the suspects!!! Yeah !!!
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