Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained five members of banned radical Islamist outfit Hizbut Tahrir in the capital city.
Commanding Officer of RAB-4 Chowdhury Monjurul Kabir confirmed the matter at a press briefing at RAB’s media centre at Karwan Bazar in the city on Sunday.
The five members of Hizbut Tahrir were detained from the capital’s Mirpur area on Saturday night. Leaflets containing anti-state propaganda were seized from them.
The arrestees are Tarek Mohammad Faysal, 30, Tanvir Ahmed, 21, Mostofa Morsalin Prangon, 22, James Nur Reza alias Nabin, 26, and Farabi Khan Anik, 21. According to the media briefing, after receiving a tip-off, a team of RAB-4 conducted a day-long raid in Mirpur on Saturday and arrested the five suspects. “We also recovered leaflets and books promoting extremism created by the fundamentalist group as well as pen drives and laptops from their possession,” said Chowdhury Monjurul Kabir. The arrestees are active members Hizbut Tahrir and they are spreading anti-government sentiments.