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05:22 PM, July 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:30 PM, July 27, 2020

Five Ansar al Islam men arrested

Rab claimed to have arrested five alleged members of banned militant group Ansar al Islam from Dhamria upazila in Dhaka district earlier today.

They are: Mizanur Rahman Palash (35), Nurul Huda (44), Abdur Rashid (21), Rasel (37), and Abdul Hai (40). They all are from Chapainawabganj district. 

Sajedul Islam, senior assistant director of Rab-4, said the arrestees in primary interrogation admitted that they belong to the militant outfit.

According to Rab, Palash, the coordinator of Chapainawabganj unit of the militant group, is a trader by profession. He was the admin of at least six social-media-based secret groups which propagate extremism.  

He was a recruiter and fund collector, Sajedul, also a senior assistant superintendent of Police, said.

A madrasa teacher, Nurul, joined the militant outfit seven years ago and became a motivator while Rashid, a mason, was an active member of the group.

Rasel, a workshop worker, was responsible for collecting money from other members and sympathisers and providing them to Nurul while village doctor Hai joined the outfit through Palash.

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