RAB active against militancy

Published : 04 Dec 2020 09:30 PM

According to sources, RAB-14 Battalion and RAB-14, CPC-2 Mymensingh and Kishoreganj recently conducted raids and arrested seven active members of the banned militant group ‘Allahor Dal’. 

Four people were arrested on Tuesday (December 1), one on Wednesday (December 2) and two on Thursday. 

The arrestee are Akram Hossain (27), son of late Abdul Rashid of Boyra village under Kotwali police station of Mymensingh district, Jewel Mia (45), son of late Abdul Mannan of Kalaihati village under Kishoreganj Sadar upazila, Maksudul Haque Roni (21), son of Jamal Uddin of Batrish Bagadia village, Mansur Uddin Prahor (18) son of Ibrahim Khalil, Azizur Rahman, Azizul Islam and Humayun Kabir Emon (23), son of late Delwar Hossain Hadis of Nandail upazila of Mymensingh district.

Large quantities of extremist leaflets, related documents, one mobile handset including SIM were recovered from the detainees. However, 3/4 active members of the banned militant group ‘Allahor Dal’ who were with the arrested accused managed to escape.

The arrested accused told RAB during preliminary interrogation that they had taken oath as members of the banned militant group ‘Allahor Dal’ and had been involved in various activities of the organization in Kishoreganj and Mymensingh areas ever since. 

During interrogation, they further said that Abdul Matin Mehdi, the main organizer of the banned militant group ‘Allahor Dal’, became a supporter and active member of the organization, inspired by his thoughts and ideology. The man used to meet regularly in secret meetings of banned militant groups. He used various tactics to establish extremism and played a significant role in raising funds for the organization and keeping the organization active, including recruiting members through invitations for the organization.

RAB-14, CPC-2 Lt. Commander BN M Shovon Khan said, “We are determined to establish peace and order among the common people of the region by conducting anti-militancy and anti-militant activities.” 

The detained militants used to meet regularly in secret meetings of the banned organization. A case has been filed against them.