Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today informed the Fort Magistrate Court that several documents including an application form to open an Arabic school in Sri Lanka were found from the Kolonnawa house of Azzam Mohammed Mubharak alias Abdullah, who blew himself at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.
The CID also informed acting Magistrate Jayantha Dias Nanayakkara that the suicide bomber Abdullah and several other suspects had undergone weapon training in Nuwara Eliya, while residing in Enderamulla and Ninthavur areas.
Submitting the progress report of the investigations into the Eastern Sunday attacks, the CID also said that Imura Lebbe Mohammed Saajith, who placed his signature in the application form to open an Arabic school in Sri Lanka, as the secretary, was also taken into the custody for questioning.
It was also revealed that the Abdullah was an active member of the National Thawheed Jama'ath (NTJ) since 2014. After questioning Mohammed Saajith, the CID had recorded a statement from Hamza Mohammed Waqar Yunis of Weligama. Another suspect Zeinul Abdeen Mohammadu Jaseel, who had underwent weapons training in Kathankudy alone with suicide terrorist Abdullah was also taken into the custody for questioning.
The Magistrate directed the CID to update the court about the progress of the investigations into the incident on July 10.(Nimanthi Ranasinghe)