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293 suspects arrested in connection with Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks

ANI
Published : Sep 6, 2019, 10:14 am IST
Updated : Sep 6, 2019, 10:14 am IST

'Moves were also underway to freeze 6 billion Sri Lankan rupees worth of assets belonging to the suspects,' the police spokesman said.

The island nation was put under a state of emergency for a period of four months from April to August. (Photo: File)
 The island nation was put under a state of emergency for a period of four months from April to August. (Photo: File)

Colombo: The Sri Lankan police on Thursday said that 293 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings in the island country in April.

Giving out details, police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said that 115 suspects are in remand custody while 178 others are detained for questioning, Anadolu News Agency reported.

"Moves were also underway to freeze 6 billion Sri Lankan rupees worth of assets belonging to the suspects," the police spokesman said.

Gunasekara said that the Criminal Investigations Department had collected data about these assets and steps would be taken to freeze them in due course.

He informed that over 100 bank accounts of at least 41 suspects had already been frozen.

Multiple blasts ripped through Sri Lanka on April 21, when the Christian community was celebrating Easter Sunday. The explosions rattled churches and high-end hotels across the country, killing 258 people and injuring over 500.

A local terror group called National Thowheeth Jama'ath had claimed responsibility for the devastating attacks.

The island nation was put under a state of emergency for a period of four months from April to August.

Tags: sri lanka, sri lanka easter attacks
Location: Sri Lanka, Central
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