A 47-year-old moulavi was arrested by the CID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on charges of using social media platform to air extremist views.
The suspect, a resident of Vavuniya, was arrested yesterday morning at the BIA on his arrival from Mecca after performing Hajj.
It was reported that the suspect had been organising pilgrimage tours to Mecca.
The moulavi was remanded till May 14 after being produced in the Negombo Magistrate’s Court. (T.K.G. Kapila)