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4 handed over to police, two cases lodged

Update : 01 Mar 2015, 03:58 PM

The four alleged militants who were nabbed in connection with a warehouse of deadly explosives discovery incident by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-7) in Chittagong city on Saturday have been handed over to Halishahar police station.

Besides, RAB-7 Deputy Assistant Director Golam Rabbani lodged two cases – one is under explosive act and another is under anti-terrorism act -- with Halishahar police station, said Halishahar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Syed Abu Mohammad Shahjahan.

He said the arrested Rahima Akhter, 21, leader of Islami Chhatri Songstha’s Chittagong city (south) unit, her brother Fayjul Haq, 30, Mohammad Jahed, 30, Abdul Hai, 36, and two absconding Parvez and Aziz were sued in the cases on Sunday afternoon.

The arrestees will be produced before court on Monday seeking 10-day remand plea for the four, he also said.

On Saturday, RAB-7 discovered a warehouse of deadly explosives at the densely populated Bashundhara Residential Area in Chittagong city’s Halishahar and nabbed the four.

The elite force sized 150 kilogrammes of different sorts of explosives, 76 live handmade grenades, different kinds of bomb producing equipments, 24 rounds of shotgun cartridges, tin-pots, army jungle boots, PT shoes, track suits and other combat equipments.

RAB’s Director General Benjir Ahmed, visiting the spot after the recovery, said an army battalion could be equipped well with the seized explosives.

He also said RAB 7 discovered the explosives warehouse based on the confession of 12 alleged militants arrested from Alipur area of Hathazari on February 19 and five more alleged militants arrested from Sadhanpur area of Banshkhali on February 21.

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