A suspect detained by the Keselwatte Police in Colombo on suspicion of having links with the proscribed National Thawheed Jamath (NTJ) movement, was today ordered to be remanded till May 21 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.
The Keselwatte Police produced the suspect before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court in relation to a search carried out in a shoe shop in Gampola, Police had detected a hard disk in which there was a photograph of the suspect posing with two suicide cadres who hailed from Gampola.
The Western Province Intelligence Division of the police had arrested the suspect Mohamed Farook Mohamed Fawaz at Keselwatte on information provided to them.
Following the arrest of the suspect, the police had recovered the device suspecting it to be one used in the bomb blasts carried out island wide. The suspect has been a resident of Keselwatte for nine years. (T. Farook Thajudeen)