Anti-Terrorism Unit arrests convicted ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir activist’ in Dhaka
A team of the police's Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) has arrested a fugitive convicted member of the banned militant group Hizb ut-Tahrir from Dhaka's Natun Bazar area of Vatara thana on early Friday. The arrestee was identified as Tamiz Ahmed Sabuj, 32, son of Shahjahan Hawladar, a resident of Taltoli thana of Barguna district. He has been absconding for the past 7 years in different parts of the country. A press release of Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) said that Tamiz was actively involved in anti-state activities through creating intimidation and instability in order to establish ‘Islamic Khilafat’ in Bangladesh. In 2014, Anti-Terrorism Unit arrested the convict while he was distributing banned militant group Hizb ut-Tahrir’s leaflets. But he jumped bail and remained a fugitive for 7 years. He was conducting various anti-state and extremist activities for a long time. Legal processes are underway against the arrestee, said the press release.
Five ‘members of Ansar Al Islam’ held in Dhaka, Keraniganj
Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), a specialized unit of Bangladesh Police, have arrested five suspected members of banned militant outfit ‘Ansar Al Islam’ from Dhaka city and its outskirt Keraniganj. Tipped off, a special team of ATU conducted drives from Thursday to Friday night and arrested the five alleged militants. They arrestees are Md Mithun Rahman alias Mithu, 29, Sakib Al Hasan, 19, Mohammad Abdus Shukur Sohagh, 21, Mohammad Jaber, 25, and Md Omar Faruque, 19. Read: Ansar Al Islam leader placed on 3-day remand Mohammad Aslam Khan, SP, (Media and Awareness) of ATU, said based on secret information, the ATU members arrested Mithu from Sher-e-Banglanagar area in the city and recovered one mobile phone set and five books on militancy from his possession. Based on his statement, the specialized police unit members arrested Sakib Al Hasan along with one mobile phone set and two books on militancy from Hazratpur area of Keraniganj. Later, based on information given by Mithu and Sakib, the ATU members arrested Shohagh, Jaber and Faruque, Aslam Khan said. Among them, Sohag and Jaber came to Dhaka from Habiganj and Laxmipur on October 29. Read: Three ‘Ansar Al Islam militants’ held in Rajshahi The arrestees were involved in spreading online propaganda on extremism, he said. They used to chat by opening a secured Telegram group to plan subversive activities and spread extremist ideology, he added. A case was filed against them with Sher-e-Banglanagar police station under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
‘JMB member’ held in Joypurhat
Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), a specialized wing of Bangladesh Police, arrested an alleged active member of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Joypurhat district early Saturday.
‘JMB leader’ held in city
Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), a specialized wing of Bangladesh Police, arrested an alleged leader of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from near Jamuna Future Park in the city on Wednesday.
Police arrest 'militant' from Bhola
Members of Bangladesh Police on Friday arrested a suspected militant from Bhola Sadar upazila.