Md Yunushas been recruiting youths from Jurain area and carrying out the terror group’s activities there
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested the operational trainer of banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam from Dhaka.
Md Yunus alias Asadullah, 27, was arrested during a RAB raid inthe city’s Jurain area on Sunday night, according to a media statement issued by the elite force on Monday.
It said Yunus was there to attend a meeting of the terror group’s operational team.
During the raid, extremist and jihadi literature, two sharp weapons and two mobile phones were also seized from his possession.
RAB claimed that Yunus was fully trained in hand-to-hand combat and in Ansar al-Islam’s operational activities. He is also currently the main trainer of the group’s operation team.
He had joined the outfit after being motivated by a spiritual leader named Jasim Uddin Rahmani. Later, he became a close associate of Jasim, said the statement.
In recent times, Yunushas been recruiting youths from the Jurain areaand carrying out Ansar al-Islam’s organizational activities there.
The statement added that he has been training the new recruits to carry out subversive activities.
Legal action against him was being taken by RAB, it said.