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CID begins questioning close contacts of SL born NZ attacker

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced questioning close contacts of the Sri Lankan who carried out the attack at a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, police said.

Authorities revealed that the suspect, Ahmed Adil Mohamed Samsudeen, also known as Ahmed Adil Mohamed Samsudeen, a resident of Kaththankudy.

It was reported that Mohamed Samsudeen is the youngest in a family of four with two brothers and a sister.

His two brothers are reportedly residing in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

According to the intelligence information about the suspect, he had studied in Colombo and had left for New Zealand in 2011 as a student.

Meanwhile the New Zealand media reported that more details about Samsudeen’s case, including his name and immigration status in New Zealand came to light on Saturday night.

Samsudeen, a Sri Lankan Muslim was granted refugee status in 2013 on the grounds that he and his father had “experienced serious problems with the Sri Lankan authorities due to their political background,” according to court documents.

He said that he had been “attacked, kidnapped and tortured” and that he feared that deportation to Sri Lanka would put him in increased danger.

Four years later, in 2017, Samsudeen was arrested at the airport in Auckland on suspicion of planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group, which then controlled parts of Syria and Iraq. He subsequently spent three years in prison on a variety of charges, including assaulting a corrections officer, before being released in July.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 19

  • Ishi Saturday, 04 September 2021 08:39 PM

    Ok, based on the description provided it looks like he is mentally disturbed.

    Be Fair Saturday, 04 September 2021 08:40 PM

    NZ Authorities have "experienced serious problems" in their Vetting Procedure

    Gayan Saturday, 04 September 2021 08:45 PM

    Good lesson for those countries who provide visas for 'political victims' of sri lanka.

    Jude Christopher Sunday, 05 September 2021 08:59 AM

    There are 22 million "Political Victims" in Sri Lanka who have experienced, violation of all forms of Human Rights such as economic Rape

    Lokka Sunday, 05 September 2021 07:57 AM

    This is a good lesson for all those countries granting asylum to bogus refugees believing in their concocted stories. Local embassies too have failed to project the true picture due to their secret agendas against Sri Lanka.

    Joshua Sunday, 05 September 2021 08:13 AM

    Good chance for the Government to ridicule the Muslims. Ha haa

    Jude Sunday, 05 September 2021 08:15 AM

    Hey Kiwis, don't take in any Muslims !! Period!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Sunday, 05 September 2021 12:02 PM

    More important no Sinhalese, because NZ is corruption free country and would not want to become what has happened to SL today.

    Jude Sunday, 05 September 2021 08:17 AM

    Most Muslims are extremists rest of them sympathizers of extremists !! Yeah!!

    Jude Sunday, 05 September 2021 08:19 AM

    THIS guy Samsudeen has to be related to Rishad !! Yeah!!

    Shan Sunday, 05 September 2021 10:01 AM

    It should also be necessary as to which school he attended to?

    Mm Sunday, 05 September 2021 10:01 AM

    Good lesson for believing and harboring liers. This refugee status is a curse for courier in the long run

    Sunil Sunday, 05 September 2021 11:15 AM

    Bogus human rights paid dues. A life long lessons for West.

    Gema Sunday, 05 September 2021 11:28 AM

    He is a stupid and mentally disabled guy.. it’s not terrorist attack and where does are terrorist attack with knife taken from sypermarket and yet unable to kill anyone ..he should be sent to mental hospital. Terrorist attack is gunning down people inside the mosque .. but that was not know as terror attack ? Why ?

    Lanka ranjith Sunday, 05 September 2021 11:37 AM

    “this was carried out by an individual, not a faith, not a culture, not an ethnicity. He alone carries the responsibility for these acts.” should not be forgiven.

    Niranjan A Sunday, 05 September 2021 11:37 AM

    Great, unavoidable attacks will happen in Europe, after giving asylum to Afghanistan refugees, who are ISIS and pretend to act as normal civilians. No mercy to USA who created the world of terrorism. If not for our great forces, srilankan flag too would have been buried years ago.

    Don Sunday, 05 September 2021 01:29 PM

    For Kiwis, Terrorists are gods, they worship them providing all the financial support.

    SEYED SHERALI Sunday, 05 September 2021 06:19 PM

    At last Sri Lanka in the spotlight for the wrong reason.

    Joe Perera Monday, 06 September 2021 11:06 AM

    New Zealand a victim of its own stupidity. Pity they did not provide asylum to all the Islamic terrorist who bombed 3 churches and a 5 Star Hotel in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday 2019. Sri Lanka would have been free of Islamic terrorism.

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