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File photo: Christchurch shooter Brenton Harrison Tarrant.(AP)

‘Longest in 3 years’: Agencies to probe Christchurch shooter’s stay in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Tarrant came to India on November 21, 2015, immediately after finishing his 23 day-trip in Nepal and stayed in the country for about three months.
29-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant sits in the dock at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.(AP File Photo)
29-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant sits in the dock at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.(AP File Photo)

‘Unsupervised internet access, racist ideas’: 800-page report on how New Zealand mosque shooter eluded detection

Wellington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:04 PM IST
The nearly 800-page Royal Commission of Inquiry report released Tuesday shows that the attacker, Brenton Tarrant, kept a low profile and told nobody of his plans.
FILE PHOTO: Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand March 16, 2019.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand March 16, 2019.(REUTERS)

Christchurch mosque attacker charged with terrorism, say police

Wellington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 10:36 AM IST
In addition to the terror charge, Tarrant now faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March 15 attacks in the South Island city.
Authorities say Tarrant legally purchased a number of weapons in December 2017, including the two semi-automatic rifles, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm he used in the March 15 attacks.(AP)
Authorities say Tarrant legally purchased a number of weapons in December 2017, including the two semi-automatic rifles, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm he used in the March 15 attacks.(AP)

New Zealand police visited mosque shooter’s home before granting gun licence

Christchurch, New Zealand | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 01:53 PM IST
Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, applied for the gun licence in September 2017 and a police “firearms vetting team” visited his home in the southern city of Dunedin the following month, a police spokesman said.
In a brief biographical sketch included in his manifesto, Tarrant describes himself as “just a ordinary white man... born in Australia to a working class, low income family”.(AFP)
In a brief biographical sketch included in his manifesto, Tarrant describes himself as “just a ordinary white man... born in Australia to a working class, low income family”.(AFP)

‘Ordinary white man?’ Picture of New Zealand accused emerges

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two New Zealand mosques flashed a white power sign during a brief court appearance Saturday, but he was not on any terrorist watch-list and appeared to have no criminal history.
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