Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel arrested the general secretary of Islami Chhatra Shibir’s Rajshahi University unit and its seven activists early Thursday on charges of violence and attacking police.
They also recovered 13 hand-made bombs and a firearm loaded with eight bullets, reports our RU correspondent quoting Col Anwar Latif Khan, commander of Rab-5.
A team of Rab conducted a raid at Shibir-operated Contest Coaching Centre at Malopara in the city around 5:30am and arrested the eight Jamaat men including general secretary Saifuddn Yeahia, the commander said.
Searching the coaching centre, the law enforcers found the bombs and the firearm, he said.
Identities of other arrestees could not be known immediately.
The Shibir men were arrested on suspicion of their involvement with the recent violence in Rajshahi city and attacks on cops, he added.