Three militants suspects held in Rajshahi

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 12 Mar 2017, 14:31:29

Three suspected militants arrested in Rajshahi

Police have detained three more suspected militants from Rajshahi, a day after the arrest of five suspected operatives of outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the district town.

Those arrested lately are Abdur Razzaque, 30, Ariful Islam Shodoy, 23 and Mansur Rahman, 25.

Police picked up Razzaq during a raid on Guniadanga Village of Bagmara Upazila around 3:30am on Sunday.

Executed top JMB leader Siddiqul Islam alias 'Bangla bhai' recruited him to the banned Islamist outfit in 2004, said Bagmara police OC Nasim Ahmmed.

"Razzaq, accused in multiple cases, is also on the police's wanted list of JMB operatives," he said, reports

Ariful and Mansur are activists of Hizb ut Tahrir, said Poba Police Station's OC Porimal Kumar Chakroborty.

Police detained them from the Upazila around 3am on Sunday, on a tip off that they were involved with terrorist activities in the zone, he said.

With Saturday's arrest, the number of suspected militants nabbed from Rajshahi has gone up to eight.

One suspected JMB operative was detained from Thakurgaon's Horipur Upazila on Saturday. 

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