Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 arrested three alleged members of banned militant outfit ‘Allahor Dal’ from Bisramgachhi Pashchimpara village in Polashbari upazila of Gaibandha on Wednesday afternoon.
“A special operational team of RAB-13 from its Rangpur headquarters conducted a sudden raid and arrested the militants from the village,” a press release issued by media officer of RAB-13 senior ASP Siddique Ahmad said this afternoon.
The elite force claimed to have seized jihadi books, leaflets, cash money, two mobile phone sets and SIM cards from the possessions of the arrested persons during the raid.
The arrested were identified as Md Al Amin, 35, of village Dharai, Md Tipu Sultan, 36, of village Andua and Md Golap Mandal, 39, of village Bisramgachhi under Polashbari upazila of Gaibandha district.
The three militants were arrested as per the information provided by three more militants who were arrested by the elite force from Ghoshpara area in Gobindaganj municipality of Gaibandha at night of 20 February last.
“The three militants were arrested as per the information provided by three more militants who were arrested by the elite force from Ghoshpara area in Gobindaganj municipality of Gaibandha at night of 20 February last,” the release added.
During interrogation, the detainees confessed that they had been participating in secret meetings regularly and collecting new members and money for running organisational activities of the militant organisation in Gaibandha region since 2001.
They also admitted that they become involved with the militant organisation after being inspired by the ‘ideologies’ of its leader Matin Mehedi alias Matinul Islam alias Mahbub Matin alias Matinul Haque since 2001.
“After filing a case, the elite force handed the detainees over to Polashbari police station last night,” the release said, adding that further investigation is on to nab absconding members of the banned organisation.