Police arrested two youths with firearms and cartridges in their possession in the port city early yesterday.
The arrestees Md Polash Kushum Chakma, 30, and Indra Raj Chakma, 27, are operatives of MN Larma-led Jana Samhati Samiti (JSS), an ethnic group-based political party in Chittagong Hill Tracts, claimed Inspector (investigation) Priton Sarkar of Bayzid Police Station.
Tipped off, police arrested the duo in Oxygen area and found the firearms and ammunition.
“During primary interrogation, the youths admitted that they are members of JSS and that they were carrying the firearms for their own safety,” the OC said.
A case was filed in this connection.