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CTTC: Militancy emerged due to int’l, political plots

  • Published at 04:39 pm May 7th, 2019
File photo of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Chief Monirul Islam Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

He urged the public to provide the police with any information about suspicious acts

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Chief Monirul Islam has said militancy emerged in Bangladesh as a result of international and political plots.

He made the statement while addressing an event at Dhaka's Uttara community centre on Tuesday.

 "Citizens and law enforcement acted actively against militancy, which is why we have not had any major attack since 2016. However, we should not think that it has been wiped out completely," he said.

Stating that militants have changed how they operate, he advised house owners to remain more alert while renting out rooms.

Urging all to stand against terrorism and militancy, he asked people to help the police by providing information regarding suspicious acts or situations.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia said: "Bangladesh has proved to be successful in suppressing militants. Police have been able to gain the confidence of foreigners."

"Through intelligence surveillance after the Holey Artisan attack, it was possible to break the network of militants," he added.

 He has also advised imams and teachers to stay alert about international conspiracies against Muslim countries.