Law enforcers cordoned off a suspected militant hideout in Narsingdi Sadar upazila yesterday afternoon.
A team of the Rapid Action Battalion and local police surrounded the two-storey under-construction building at Gabtoli village (Uttar) in the upazila around 4:30pm, said Lt Col Kamrul Hasan, commanding officer of Rab-11, adding that 5-6 militant suspects may be hiding inside.
“We are trying to communicate with them, repeatedly requesting them to surrender.... Due to lack of light, we may not conduct any operation tonight.”
The district administration imposed section 144 in the area last night. Law enforcers are likely to launch an operation this morning.
The house is owned by a Dubai expatriate, Moin Ahmed. After the death of his wife, his family members moved to Raipur village. A youth rented the house early this month, Rab said.