A Dhaka court today (September 27) placed six members of the outlawed militant gang 'Ansar al-Islam' on a two-day remand each after a hearing.
The arrested-- Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury alias Abu Masrur, 50, Sheikh Ashiqur Rahman alias Abu Afifa, 49, Shadi Mohammad Julkar Nain, 35, , M Kamrul Hasan Sabbir, 40, M Masum Rana alias Masum Billah, 26 and Sayeed M Rizvi, 35,-- were produced before the court by police.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Nurul Huda Chowdhury passed the order accepting a remand plea from Banani Thana Sub-Inspector (SI) Iyadul Haque.
"Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-1 and Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), in a joint operation, arrested the six militants including Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury, one of the key leaders of 'Ansar al-Islam', from city's Uttara, Banani, Banasree and Jatrabari areas on Monday night," said Senior Police Super and Senior Assistant Director of RAB-1 M Parvez Rana yesterday.
Two laptops, six mobile phone sets, books, leaflets, diary and notebooks were also recovered from their possession during the drive, he added.
A case was filed against them with Banani Police Station under the Anti-Terrorism Act shortly after their arrest.
BDST: 1838 HRS, SEP 27, 2023