Court permits 72-hour detention of NTJ’s Colombo District organizer

Court permits 72-hour detention of NTJ’s Colombo District organizer

April 29, 2019   02:24 pm

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The Colombo Magistrate Court has permitted the police to detain Mohamed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz, the Colombo District Organizer of National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), for further interrogations.

Accordingly, the police have been granted permission to detain Mohamed Fawaz for 72 hours.

The suspect, arrested by the Keselwatte Police, was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today (29).

The police informed the court that interrogations on the suspect are yet to be concluded.

Inspections have observed that Mohamed Fawaz had served as the Colombo District organizer of the NTJ.

Meanwhile, the police have uncovered mobile video footages recoded by Mohamed Fawaz at the sites of explosions on after the attacks took place on Easter Sunday.

He appears to be commenting on the explosions as he drives past the Cinnamon Grand and Shangri-La hotels.

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