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Sri Lanka bomber had been arrested and released before

Apr 22, 2019 17:22 PM GMT+0530 | 3 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - At least one suicide bomber involved in Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka had been arrested by police over an earlier incident, but released on political pressure, ministers charged.

Highways Minister Kabir Hashim said a police probe into a radical group that had defaced Buddhist statues had led to several arrests but had been released on orders from higher authorities.

Hashim questioned whether there was political pressure to release the person.

He said one of his staff members was shot by an unidentified gunman for working against the vandals and was still in hospital.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne said a released person was one of the suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks.

Sri Lanka said members of a radical Muslim group called National Thowfeeth Jama'th (NTJ) had carried out the attacks. (Colombo/Apr22/2019-SB)


 

3 Comments

  1. Sanjay April 23, 07:08 AM

    Make known the person who put pressure to release him. It's time the media acted and make known the culprits. If not you are as guilty

  2. Veera Puran Appu April 23, 02:13 AM

    The establishment in Sri Lanka must be changed The information of an attack was not shared with the Hierarchy..The Country is run like a lazy family concern and NOT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL ESTABLISHMENT.

  3. Nana April 22, 08:00 AM

    Now this politician should take the responsibility for all the lives lost. Else this Govt will be beaten altogether..

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