Police arrest Islamic preacher for inciting extremism

A 47-year-old moulavi, an Islamic preacher, was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on charges of using social media platforms to air extremist views, the police said on Sunday.

The suspect, a resident of Vavuniya, was arrested on Saturday morning by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) upon his arrival from Mecca after performing Hajj.


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