59 arrested for having links with NTJ further remanded

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The 59 suspects, who were arrested for allegedly having links to the now-banned terror group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), have been further remanded until March 24.

They were produced before the Batticaloa Acting Magistrate today (10).

According to reports, the suspects, who hail from Kattankudy area, were taken into custody in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks that claimed the lives more than 250 persons and injured several hundred.

They are accused of purportedly receiving weapon training at the Nuwara Eliya camp of the NTJ.