• Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
  • Last Update : 08:39 pm

Suspected militant hideout cordoned off in Narsingdi

  • Published at 07:08 pm May 20th, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:59 pm May 20th, 2017
Suspected militant hideout cordoned off in Narsingdi
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has cordoned off a suspected militant hideout in Narsingdi’s Gabtoli area. However, those inside the building claimed that they were not militants when contacted by the Dhaka Tribune. “We have surrounded an under-construction building from Saturday afternoon on suspicion that a few militants are holed up in the ground floor of the two-storey building,” RAB 11 Commanding Officer Lt Col Kamrul Hasan said. Later, RAB-11 Assistant Director Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Alek Uddin told the Dhaka Tribune: "Five to six militants may be inside the residence. We have asked them to surrender, but there has been no response from inside the building." "We could not confirm the existence of any woman or child in the residence," he also said; adding that RAB and local police have cordoned off the residence and surrounded areas since 4pm. The decision to start an operation inside the den will be taken soon, after RAB high-ups from Dhaka reach the spot. Azar Bin Mahfuz, who claims to be the brother-in-law of one of those in the building, spoke to reporters after rushing to the scene upon hearing news of the raid. He alleged that those inside were madrasa students, not militants, and provided the contact number of his brother-in-law Masudur Rahman. When contacted, Masudur told the Dhaka Tribune that he was in the building with four others. They are: Salahuddin, Moshiur Rahman, Mojibur Rahman and Abu Zafar. Masudur claimed that none of them were militants and that four of them had gone to the building to receive private tuition from Abu Zafar. He added that the doors and windows of the building were unlocked, but law enforcement officials were not allowing them to leave. He also denied having been asked to surrender by the officials. The house is owned by Mainuddin, a Bangladeshi expatriate in Libya. His family had lived there before the death of his wife a year ago. The building has been empty since then. “One Salauddin rented the ground floor flat by introducing himself as a madrasa student one month ago. Five more people were seen residing with him in the house,” said Nurul Islam, owner of a neighbouring shop.
50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail