The four men arrested from Teknaf by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were trying to instigate Rohingya refugees in the area, the paramilitary force has said.
BGB Director General Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed told reporters on Sunday that the militants were reportedly instigating Rohingya refugees in different ways, though he did not elaborate to what end or why.
They were also distributing relief among Rohingyas without permission from Bangladesh government or local administration, he said.
On Saturday noon, BGB arrested four people including a former commander of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and a Saudi national while holding a secret meeting in Teknaf. The four arrestees are former RSO commander Hafez Salaul Islam, a resident of Dakkhin Muhuri Para in Cox’s Bazar; Syed Karim; Saudi national Abu Saleh Al Gambi; and Maulana Md Ibrahim of Dhaka.
BGB will not allow any local or foreign terrorists or militants at the border, Maj Gen Aziz said.
He was speaking to reporters at BGB headquarters yesterday after the inauguration of the force's national tree plantation and fish release programme 2016.
The BGB chief said his forces had increased vigilance at the border. Bangladesh Army and BGB teams were carrying out operations at the border separately.
Besides, security measures have been increased by setting up Border Outposts (BOP) so that no terrorists are able to take shelter in dense forests like that of Cox's Bazar, he said.
The BGB DG added that if any Bangladeshi criminals took shelter in neighboring countries and carry out sabotage from there, Bangladesh government would be able to bring them back from there to face justice and BGB had such relations with the neighboring countries.