|Published : 21 Mar 2017, 09:59:56|
65 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Kushtia
Police arrested some 65 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir from near Shelidah Kuthibari, the country house of Rabindranath Tagore, in Kumarkhali upazila, on Monday.
Tipped off, a join team of Kumarkhali Police Station and Detective Branch (DB) of police of the district launched a drive in the area in the afternoon and arrested the 65 Jamaat-Shibir men along with a good number of jihadi books and leaflets, said additional police super (ADC) of Kushtia Joynal Abedin.
The arrestees gathered at Shelidah Kuthibari in the name of a picnic and later were holding a secret meeting near the picnic spot in a bid to carry out subversive activities, said ADC Abedin.
They hail from different areas of Kushtia and nearby districts; according to UNB.