Five members of a militant outfit gang including the Cumilla region chief of ‘Allar Dal’ were arrested from Cumilla district on Saturday.
“A team of Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Bangladesh Police has arrested them from Dakshin Thakurpara of Kotwali model thana area of the district following a drive at 4.45pm “, said Police Super Mohamad Sanwar Hossain of the ATU media and awareness wing in a press briefing at its headquarters here this noon.
The detained militants were identified as M Mashiur Rahman alias Russel, 37, son of M Arifur Rahman from Haripur village under Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur district, Abu Sufian, 20, son of Abdus Sobhan hailed from Joyontinagar village under Chaoudhagram upazila of Cumilla district, Mohammad Salauddin, 43, son of Montaj Uddin of village Jhalam under Barura upazila of Cumilla district, Md Alauddin, 31, son of late Ishaque of Mathihara village under Feni Sadar upazila of Feni district and M Julhas Hssain alias Julas, 25, son of late Abdul Gani of Dakshin Teteshawar village under Parshuram upazila of Feni district.
Sensing the presence of the police, 2/3 unidentified militants were managed to flee from the drive.
Police recovered huge documents related to the militant activities including eight mobile phone sets from their possessions.