BSS-33 ‘Ansar al Islam’ member arrested in Keraniganj

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‘Ansar al Islam’ member arrested in Keraniganj

DHAKA, May 13, 2021 (BSS) – An active member of banned militant
outfit Ansar al Islam has been arrested in Keraniganj, outskirts of
the city.

Being tipped off, a team of Rapid Action Battalion-2 (RAB-2)
arrested the Ansar al Islam man conducting a drive in Ghatarchar area
of Keraniganj upazila in outskirts of the city, RAB-2 ASP (media)
Abdullah Al Mamun told BSS today.

The arrested was Md Rayhan Fauzdar, 33, of Rajshahi, he said, adding
that books and leaflets on extremism were seized from his possession.

In primary interrogation, Mamun said, it has been learnt that Rayhan
took higher education from abroad and he was active in collecting new
members for the outfit by circulating different messages against the
state and the government and provoking for extremist acts through
social media.

The books and leaflets seized from his possession have proved his
involvement in militancy, the RAB official said, adding legal action
has been taken against him.

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