‘Have so far identified 33 militants’

Says Rab after seizing another video of new militant outfit

Rapid Action Battalion  claimed to have seized a video from a member of newly-formed militant outfit Jama'atul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya in Chattogram on Wednesday.

In the video, the outfit asked people to join them.

During a briefing at Rab's media centre in the capital's Karwan Bazar, the law-enforcement agency disclosed the 7-minute video, purportedly created by the militant organisation.

The video also contains speeches of Jama'atul Ansar ameer Anisur Rahman alias Mahmud, and chief of dawah (invitation) wing Abdullah Maimun.

Several militants in combat dress and armed with firearms, including automatic rifles, were seen in the video.

Khandaker Al Moin, Rab's director of legal and media wing, said, "We have so far identified 33 militants from this one and another video..."

Besides, the Rab director said they have so far arrested 59 members of Jama'atul Ansar, returned two of its members to their families, while two died in the hills.