Two women surrendered along with two children yesterday after police conducted a drive at their rented house in Gangni upazila of Meherpur suspecting militant link.
They are, however, likely to be released today as nothing was suspicious was found with them after inquiry and interrogation for hours, said Superintendent of Police (SP) in Meherpur Anisur Rahman.
Police conducted the drive based on information that some militants were hiding in a two-storey house at Bamondi village in the upazila, he said.
“The women wearing burkas (full veils) with two children in their arms came down to the ground floor around 11:50am,” he said, adding that they found nothing in their possession.
The SP said their husbands contacted him and told him that they were shifting their house and that is why they could not live with their wives, he said. “We may release them tomorrow [Sunday], he added.
Mostak Ali, 33, son of the house owner who lives in Saudi Arabia, said the women rented the house 15 days ago, saying they were workers at a tailoring shop.
Police learnt that husbands of the two women had a cloth shop under joint ownership at a market in Daulatpur upazila.
The women and their husbands were in police custody as of filing of this report yesterday evening.