Five held over NTJ, Muslim clash in Matale | Daily News

Five held over NTJ, Muslim clash in Matale

Five suspects said to be the members of the banned National Thawheed Jamad (NTJ) were arrested subsequent to a clash between two groups in Wakaramura, Matale on Tuesday night.

The incident had occurred between a group of Muslims and the said NTJ suspects when the members had attempted to remove a board fixed by the Muslim community in the area.

Police and the Police Special Task Force had to interfere to bring the situation under control as a large number of individuals were involved.

The Muslim community in the area had requested the security forces to arrest the other NJT members in the area.

Several shops in the area are said to be damaged in the incident, police said.

Five suspects were produced before courts yesterday.


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