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Police OIC nabs suspect for bribe attempt

A person who had attempted to bribe the Police and bail a suspect of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) who is currently in custody, has been arrested.

It was reported that 26-year old Mohamed Shifan had approached the Officer in Charge (OIC) at the Horowpathana Police station and had offered Rs 500,000 to release the detainee.

He is suspected of being an accomplice of Abdul Majeed Mohamed Niyaz, a member of the NTJ, who is currently under police custody as a suspect related to the Easter Sunday attacks on the Shangri-La Hotel.