The Myanmar President’s Office states, the “actual” suspect of the Easter bombings has fled their country.

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The Myanmar President’s Office states, the actual suspect of the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people in Sri Lanka is no longer in Myanmar. This follows the arrest of a Sri Lankan man last Thursday believed to have connections with those involved in the attacks.

On Wednesday, the Myanmar Tourist Police sent a request to the country’s Hotel and Tourism Department to report Abdul Salam Irshad Mohmood, if he registered at hotels or guesthouses in the country. On Thursday, Mohmood was detained by police when he appeared at an immigration office in downtown Yangon. In the request, Mahmood was described as a suspect having connections with those involved in the series of Easter bombings.

The Myanmar President’s Office Spokesperson: U Zaw Htay says, it was later found out that the real suspect had already left the country. He said, Abdul Salam Irshad Mohmood and the actual suspect arrived in Myanmar in January last year on the same flight. Abdul Salam Irshad Mohmood is a gem dealer traveling around Yangon and Mandalay. When the Myanmar Tourist Police’s alert circulated on Thursday, the Sri Lankan man turned himself in at an immigration office in Yangon to explain he had nothing to do with the bombings, but police detained him on the spot for further investigations.

The Spokesperson said, now the police are reviewing his testimonies.

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