Police have arrested at least 1,356 suspects in the last 24 hours to Sunday night in a special operation which commenced on Dec 1 to maintain law and order.
The 15-day operation, ordered by the Police Headquarters, was launched following the daring escape of two militants on death row from police custody in front of a Dhaka court recently as well as to secure the celebration of Victory Day on Dec 16 and Christmas and the festivities on the eve of the New Year on Dec 31.
Police said that the arrestees have definitive charges against them.
Md Manzur Rahman, a spokesman for the Police Headquarters, said the suspects were arrested in 2,231 raids and 358 cases had already been filed in these connections.
In an order issued on Nov 29, every unit of police in the country was directed to conduct special raids in hotels, community housings, dormitories and any place that can be used as a lair for criminals and militants.