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Moulavi arrested for inciting extremism

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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)

  Comments - 4

  • Sunil Sunday, 12 May 2019 11:06 AM

    Looks like his meeting with Allah was not successful

    Mohamed Sunday, 12 May 2019 11:58 AM

    He is a Wahhanii and those who embrace Wahabbism must be annihilated

    Mokan Kosappu Monday, 13 May 2019 06:14 AM

    Any one is innocent until proven guilty

    Jayantha de Alwis Monday, 13 May 2019 06:41 AM

    Root cause of IS problem here in Sri Lanka is inaction

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