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Suspected Hizb-ut-Tahrir man held in Keraniganj

Published: May 10, 2019 14:18:12 | Updated: May 11, 2019 20:35:58


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A suspected member of banned militant outfit Hizb-ut-Tahrir was arrested from Charail area of Keraniganj on Thursday.

The arrestee was identified as Riaz Uddin Sepai, 35, a member of Dhaka District (South) of the militant group and son of Alauddin Sepai of Bhandaria upazila in Pirojpur district, police officials said.

Tipped off, a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit conducted a drive in the area and arrested Riaz at around 9:00 pm, said Anisur Rahman, inspector of CTTC.

Some sharp weapons, huge jihadi books, and leaflets were seized from his possession, according to a news agency report.

A case has been filed in this connection.

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