The arrestees were identified as Mehedi Hasan Imran, 23, son of Anwar Hossain, hailing from Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga, Rafiqul Islam, 27, son of Motaleb Hawlader of Hasnabad village under Labanchara Police Station in Khulna, Mosharraf Hossain, 20, son of Abdul Khalek Mollah of Shibchar upazila in Madaripur; Nazim Hossain, 17, son of Ahmed Nazir; and Yamin Hossain, 19, son of Kuddus Mahji of Chardhupur village in Zanjira upazila of Shariatpur.
Chairman of Khajra union parishad Shahnewaj Dalim told the Dhaka Tribune that they were conducting militant activities staying at madrasa in the area.
“The arrestees have been staying at Hafijia Madrasah at the village for the last 20 days to avoid police arrest,” said the UP chairman.
Offer-in-Charge of Asasuni police station told the Dhaka Tribune that they took shelter at the madrasa 20 days back and they used to give sermon to devotees.
“Noticing their suspicious movement, local people detained them from the madrasah. Later, they were handed over to police around 5 pm,”added the OC.
The OC said they were investigating their involvement with militancy. “We are interrogative them,” he added.