Updated March 3rd, 2024 at 08:27 IST

3 Ansar Al Islam Militants Arrested by Bangladesh Anti-terror Unit in Dhaka Raid

SP Mahfuzul Alam Rasel confirmed that the arrests were made after a tip-off. ATU conducted raids in the Narayanganj district and has now initiated legal action.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Three members of Ansar Al Islam were arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Unit of Bangladesh Police in Narayanganj, Dhaka. | Image:Unsplash representative
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Dhaka: Three members of the banned militant group Ansar Al Islam were arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Bangladesh Police, as per reports. The arrests took place in Narayanganj district in Dhaka division. The suspects were identified as BM Bahauddin Ahammed, also known as Chamak (28), from Narail district, Md Ali Akbar, also known as Jony (27), from Narayanganj district, and Md Ashraf Ali (28) from Nilphamari district.

The Superintendent of Police of ATU, Mahfuzul Alam Rasel, stated that the arrests were made following a tip-off. The ATU conducted separate raids in different areas of the district on Friday night to apprehend the suspects. Further reports indicate that Legal action has already  been initiated against them and the arrested individuals will face the necessary legal procedures.

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(This is a developing story)

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Published March 3rd, 2024 at 08:27 IST