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199 arrested, Jihadi books seized in Chittagong

Update : 11 Nov 2015, 07:33 PM

At least 199 leaders and activists of the BNP, Jamaat-Islami and Shibir were arrested from different parts of Chittagong district yesterday on charges of subversive act.

Police arrested 15 leaders and activists of the Islami Chhattra Shibir, the student front of the Jamaat-e-Islami, while they were holding a secret meeting at Abdur Rob dormitory of Chittagong University. 

During the drive, three sacks of stone, a good number of Jihadi books were also recovered from the dormitory, said Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Hathazari Circle Mosiuddowla Reza.

Of the detainees, two were identified as hall unit president of Shibir Md Jahid,  student of Zoology department and general secretary Jubayer, a student of soil science department.

Proctor of the CU Ali Azgar said acting on secret information police raided the dormitory around 3:30pm and detained 15 leaders and activists of Shibir after three hours’ raid.

Legislative processes would be taken against the persons after verifying their identity, said the police official.

Meanwhile, police in overnight drives arrested 184 persons, including four activists of Jamaat-Shibir, and BNP from different upazilas.

Police recovered a gun, two rounds of cartridge, 108 litres of liquor, 2,000 pieces of yaba tablets from Satkania upazila and Chandanish upazila respectively, said Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammed Naimul Hasan. 

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