Member of new militant outfit held in city

Member of new militant outfit held in cityThe Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of police has arrested an active member of newly formed militant outfit ‘Tawheed Uluhiyyah (Al-Zihadi)’ in Pallabi area of Mirpur in the capital.The arrestee was Badhan Hossain, 28, son of Zillur Rahman of Akkelpur upazila in Joypurhat.A press release issued by the ATU informed that based on secret information, an ATU team conducted a drive in Pallabi area in the city and arrested Badhan at around 11:30am on Thursday.Earlier, the ATU personnel arrested founder of the militant outfit Jewel Mollah from Bagerhat on September 14 and two other active members Ruhul from Akkelpur of Joypurhat on September 15 and Gaziul Islam from Bhasantek in the city on September 16 this year, it said.During the primary interrogation, Badhan confessed his involvement with the militant outfit ‘Tawheed Uluhiyyah (Al-Zihadi)’ in the court, the release said.

It said that all of arrestees are former members of outlawed militant group ‘Ansar Al Islam’ and they were spreading extremist videos and audios through facebook and whatsapp to harm the country’s democratic process and collect members to carryout sabotages across the country.The ATU members are working to arrest other members of the new militant outfit, it said.

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