A Dhaka court on Thursday has placed the chief coordinator of ‘Al Ansar’, a new militant outfit, along with its four other members, on a three-day remand in a case filed with Hazaribagh police station.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmudul Hasan passed the order after police inspector (investigation) Shafiqur Rahman of Hazaribagh police produced them before the court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation.
The remanded are chief co-coordinator Md Rashidul Alam, 25, Md Abu Bakkar Monir, 23, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, 26, Md Rahisul Islam, 25, and Md Abdul Malek, 35.
On Wednesday, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) picked up the five in Rayerbazar area at about 3am. Of them, Rashed and Monir arrested from a rented house located behind Shikdar Medical College while acting on their statement, the RAB arrested Mamun, Rasel and Malek from another house in Rayerbazar area.
The elite force also seized a large number of Jihadi books, training materials, laptop, computer and electronics devices from the house.
Later, RAB-2 official Md Jamal Uddin filed a case against the five accused with Hajaribagh police station under Anti-Terrorism Act.