Two ‘Allahor Dal’ operatives held in Palashbari

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-13) in a raid arrested two alleged operatives of banned militant outfit ‘Allahor Dal’ from Merirhat Bazar in Palashbari upazila of Gaibandha on Thursday night, reports BSS. 

“On a tip off, a special operational team of RAB-13 from its Rangpur headquarters conducted the drive and arrested the militants with jihadi books, leaflets and a mobile phone set from the spot,” said a press release issued on Friday. The arrestees were identified as Md. Abdul Alim Mandal, 42, son of late Usman Gani Mandal and Md. Shafiul Islam, 28, son of Md. Khwaja Mian of Palashbari upazila in Gaibandha district. During interrogation, Alim confessed that he was earlier a fulltime chief coordinator of the banned militant organisation for Kurigram district while Shafiul Islam admitted his involvement with Polashbari unit of the same organisation.