DU staff, 3 others held for ‘supplying explosives’
Detectives detained one Dhaka University staff and three others for allegedly supplying explosives to militants.
They were identified as Gazi Mohammad Babul, Dhaka University’s soil, water and environment department laboratory assistant, Asia Scientific shop owner Ripon Mollah, Western Scientific Company Manager Mohiuddin and FM Chemical and Sons owner Md Nasir Uddin.
They were detained based on information obtained from members of banned militant outfits Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) and Ansarullah Bangla Team, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said in a press briefing at police’s media centre.
“They were supplying the explosives and chemical materials to the militants,” he said. Legal action will be taken against the detainees after interrogation.