Bomb-making materials seized from madrasa
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized chemicals and other materials used for making bombs, and leaflets of Hijbut Tawhid from Jameya Arabia Khwaja Moeenuddin Madrasa compound in the city yesterday afternoon.
The district Qaumi Madrasa Oikya Parishad uses the madrasa as a temporary office.
Rab recovered half a kilogram of chemicals, six capacitors, one six-volt battery, electric circuit boards, a watch, components of a watch, a remote control unit, large marbles and splinters and 13 leaflets.
Acting on a tip-off, Rab searched the madrasa compound in Bazar Road area and found a sack in the corridors leading to the toilets on the ground floor, sources said. The sack contained the confiscated items.
Lt Col Mamunur Rashid of Rab-8 told The Daily Star that no one had yet been arrested in this regard. Rab was examining the materials found in the sack, he said.
Maulana Abdul Majid Talukdar, principal of the madrasa, told The Daily Star that the madrasa was closed on Thursday last for the annual summer vacation and there were no students or teachers in the madrasa or its hostel.
He said certain 'vested quarters' had planted these items inside the madrasa to malign the image of the qaumi madrasa.