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IGP: Not sure if missing youths have any connection to militancy

  • Published at 10:20 pm June 16th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:53 pm June 16th, 2017
IGP: Not sure if missing youths have any connection to militancy
Police have yet to confirm whether the youths who went missing on the same day from Banani, Dhaka earlier this month have connections with militants, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque. “Police are still investigating the matter,” the police chief said in response to a reporter at an event in Rajarbagh Police Lines Central Mosque, Dhaka yesterday. The four youths in question, three of whom are employed at an IT company in Banani, went missing on June 3. Police said three separate general diaries regarding their disappearance had been filed with Banani police station on June 3 and 4. They are Kamal Hossain, 21, Imam Hossain, 27, Hasan Mahmud, 26, and Tawhidur Rahman, 26. Details about Tawhidur could not be known immediately but police say he was friends with the other three. Of the other three, Kamal studied at New Eskaton’s Jamia Islamid Darul Ulum Madrasa. Imam and Hasan did their Master’s in computer science after graduating from Brac University’s electronics and electrical engineering department. Claiming that the law enforcement agencies have succeeded in destroying several militant dens after the Dhaka and Sholakia terror attacks, IGP Shahidul Haque yesterday said there was no risk of any terrorist attacks in Bangladesh during Eid. Asked about the weapon recovery in Rupganj, Narayanganj, the IGP said he could not reveal any information as the matter was still under investigation.