Bangladesh Police arrest suspected member of banned militant group Ansar al-Islam

Abrar Hossain, 18, worked as a liaison between top jailed militants and those outside, police say

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 9 Feb 2024, 03:22 PM
Updated : 9 Feb 2024, 03:22 PM

Police have arrested a suspected member of banned militant organisation Ansar al-Islam in Dhaka.

The arrested individual, identified as Abrar Hossain, 18, hails from Firingee Bazar in Chattogram City.

Police’s Anti-Terrorism Unit or ATU arrested him late in the night on Thursday night in the Shahbagh area of the capital.

Abrar is an accused in a case under anti-terrorism laws at Dhaka Railway Police Station, the ATU said in a press release on Friday.

He and his accomplices have allegedly been conducting various activities online, promoting the establishment of a Khilafat state, according to the press release.

It added Abrar also worked as a liaison between top jailed militants and those outside.