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Close associate of Zahran handed over to TID

By Imesh Ranasinghe

Shahul Hameed Hizbullah, a close associate of Easter attack mastermind Zahran Hasheem, who was arrested on 15 June was handed over to the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) yesterday (9 July).

Police said the suspect received weapons training with Zahran at a training facility in Hambantota.

The suspect, aged 21, is from the Welimada area and had been under the custody of the Welimada Police since 15 June.