3 suspected Hizbut men arrested
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) yesterday morning arrested three students, suspected to be members of the outlawed Hizbut Tahrir from the city's Sholokbahar.
They are Mahbub Ahsan of Finance and Banking Department and Sohan Yasin of Marketing Studies and International Marketing Department of Chittagong University and Shahadat Ikbal, a student of Accounting Department of Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College in the city.
Police said a band of Hizbut activists assembled in front of Sheik Bahar Ullah mosque at Sholokbahar and started chanting slogans after Juma prayers. The devotees offering prayers in the mosque got annoyed and chased them. They caught three of them and beat them up as other members of the demonstrating band managed to escape the spot.
Police rushed to the spot and arrested the three caught by the devotees and recovered banners of the group from them.