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RAB arrests 2 suspected Ansar-al-Islam members in Dhaka

  • Published at 06:59 pm August 31st, 2019

Both of them are from Barisal

Members of Rapid Action Battalion 2 (RAB 2) have arrested two suspected activists of banned militant outfit Ansar-al-Islam from Sadarghat Launch Terminal in Dhaka.

The arrestees are: Saleh Imu, 22, a 4th year student of management department at Barisal BM College and Shafikul Islam Saif, 31, a teacher of the college.

They were arrested on Saturday.

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Mohiuddin Faruki, commander of Crime Prevention Company 3 of Rab 2, confirmed this and said they arrested the militants in a drive at the Launch Terminal at around 7:30am when the duo arrived from Barisal.

The elite force also recovered books on extremism and leaflets from their possession, he said.

Both of them are from Banaripara of Barisal and they are directors of Banaripara Ummah Network and Ibadah Dotcom, Faruki added.

In primary interrogation, Imu and Saif confessed their involvement in militant activities, the RAB official said, adding process is underway for taking further legal action.