Two youth, who have allegedly been radicalised by the ideology of Al-Qaeda and were planning to stage armed jihad in the country, have given confessional statements before a court Sunday.
Nadim Sheikh, 19, and Said Uddin, 18, were produced before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Nurul Huda Chowdhury, after the end of their five-day remand in the case. Police pleaded to record their statements under section 164. Allowing the plea, the court later recorded their confessional statements.
The same court however, sent other four accused AbdurRab, 28, MdSakib, 23, Shameem Hossain, 18, and MdAbsar, 20, to jail.
A court on January 2 had placed the six on five-day remand each in the case lodged under Anti-Terrorism Act filed at the capital's Jatrabari Police Station.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested them in separate raids in Dhaka's Sayedabad, Chattogram and Cox's Bazar's Teknaf on January 1.
According to the CTTC, the arrestees in primary interrogation confessed that AbdurRab was working as the organiser and gathered the group together with the help of social networking sites. They were planning to go to Teknaf to train in militancy.