Radical Wahabist Preacher Arrested

Rasheed Akbar in Dematagoda a preacher of Wahhabism and Jihadi has been arrested.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the 60-year-old Rasheed Akbar is suspected to have links with the Mawanalla incident of several Buddhist statues being destroyed.

Detention orders will be obtained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act to question the suspect further,However it’s not clear why the suspect has had not been arrested for such a long time.

Suspect, a resident of Muruthawela, Mawanella, served as a Chairman of the Jamaat Islami extremist organization.

The DIG revealed the suspect was linked to the in Mawanella has been publishing articles on radical ideologies and preaching to fellow Muslims.


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