Active member of Ansarullah Bangla team held in city

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Dhaka, May 18, 2021 (BSS) – The Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday arrested Mohammad Tajul Islam, 43, an active member of the banned militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team from the Mohakhali DOHS area of the capital.

ATU Superintendent of Police (Media and Awareness) Mohammad Aslam Khan confirmed the matter to BSS saying that a team from the Anti-Terrorism Unit arrested him from the Mohakhali DOHS area of Kafrul Police Station around 7pm on the basis of secret information. Two mobile phones were seized from his possession during the arrest.

Earlier on January 26, the anti-terrorism unit arrested a member of the Ansarullah Bangla team from Masnigachha Bazar area of Kachua police station in Chandpur district.

During interrogation, important information about his accomplices was obtained from the accused. On the basis of this information, Tajul Islam was arrested.

According to ATU sources, Tajul had been carrying out anti-state conspiracies, supporting banned militant organizations, spreading offline and online-based extremist propaganda with an aim to establish the Khilafah.

He was sent to jail, said the official.