55-year-old marriage registrar arrested for aiding Zahran

A 55-year-old resident and marriage registrar from Oluvil, Ahamadu Lebbe Zubairdeen was arrested yesterday (30) for aiding Zahran Hashim and in connection to the Easter Sunday terror attacks by TID.

He would be brought to Colombo and detained under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), DIG Ajith Rohana said.

In 2017, Zahran and four other persons had assaulted another group in Kattandkudy for expressing their views against his ideology. After the incident, Zahran and his gang were missing for some time.

Investigations revealed that the marriage registrar was the person who helped them hide and had provided them with accommodation at the time.

The suspect had also provided accommodation to 05 others, including Zahran Hashim, his brother Rilwan and another who were involved in the devastating Easter Sunday bombings.