Narsingdi ‘militant den': 5 surrender
11:14 AM, May 21, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:08 PM, May 21, 2017

Narsingdi ‘militant den': 5 surrender

  • Detainees being brought to Dhaka
  • They come out of house at 9:30am
  • Identities were not made available
  • Bomb disposal team to visit spot
  • Family members asked to identify them

Five persons surrendered to law enforcers this morning, a day after local police and Rab cordoned off a house in Sadar upazila of Narsingdi suspecting it a “militant den”.

“Following our call for surrender, five men came out of the building around 9:30am and surrendered,” Alep Uddin, an assistant director of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-11, told The Daily Star in the morning.

READ more: Rab cordons off 'terror den' in Narsingdi

Earlier in the day, Rab members asked the family members of the five to identify them, UNB reports quoting Mufti Mahmud Khan, director (media wing) of Rab headquarters. A Rab team has already started for Dhaka with the detainees, he said.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion take position near a suspected militant hideout in Narsingdi Sadar on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Photo courtesy: Prothom Alo

"A bomb disposal unit will now enter the house to find whether there is any firearm or explosive there," he added.

Since the raid started yesterday, the people were holed up in a two-storey under-construction building at Gabtoli village (Uttar).

Earlier, law enforcers postponed the operation last night due to inadequate light.

Rab resumed their operation giving highest priority to a “peaceful surrender” of the suspects, the official added.

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