3 HuJi members held in city

Police have arrested three members of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJi) in the Sayedabad area of Jatrabari on Friday.

The accused are identified as Huji Operations Chief Md Mainul Islam alias Mahin alias Mithu alias Hasan, Sheikh Sohan Swad alias Bara Abdullah and Murad Hossain Kabir.

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit conducted a drive in the area around 5:15pm on Thursday and nabbed the trio, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said in a release. Law enforcers also seized a private car, five mobile phones, one microphone, one sharp weapon, two machetes, 10 detonators, 170 bearing iron balls, one scotch tape, five litres of acid, three ID cards and a book on militancy from their possession.

A case has been filed against the trio with Jatrabari Police Station in this connection.

During primary interrogation, the accused admitted to being active members of Huji, said the release.