The police have put out a shokocking news about the underground bunker discovered by the STF.
The STF discovered an underground bunker in a house of a Muslim businessman at Osmania College Road, near Navanthurai area.
This bunker had been constructed about six months ago on the request of an Islamic extremist group, the Police said. The search was undertaken by the STF on a tip off it received.
Earlier it was said the bunker had been built during the war period. The owner of the house fled the scene earlier and has had been arrested now.
On inquiries from him it was learned that an Islamic extremist group had given large amount of money and asked to construct the bunker.
A bunker was asked to be constructed with a prison room. However the owner said that they have constructed it as they wished.
The owner of the House is a Muslim. He is a native of Colombo. Intensive inquiries are made to assess the involvement of the owner with the Islamic extremist group, the Police said.