Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed arrest of four members of the banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam from Rajshahi’s Puthia upazila.
Our local staff correspondent identified the arrestees as Md Hayatullah Rubel alias Masud, 32, Abdur Rahim, 30, Mizanur Rahman Mridha, 30, and Mukul Hossain, 32.
Rab-5 Director Lt Col Mahbubur Rahman told The Daily Star they were arrested in a drive in the early hours. Among them, Hayatullah is said to be a mid-level leader.
Several religiously inciting books were seized from them during the drive.
Further details will disclosed at a press briefing later in the day.