Three alleged members of banned militant outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir have surrendered before police promising to return to normal life in Jessore on Thursday, Jessore police super said.
The surrendered militants are identified as Saddam Yasir alias Sajal, 32, son of Shafiyar Rahman of Kholadanga Kadamtola area, Raihan Ahmed, 20, son of Abdus Salam of Dharmatola mor, and Mehedi Hasan, 20, son of A K M Sharafat Mia of Kholadanga Kadamtola area.
The guardians of alleged militants handed over their sons to Jessore Police Superintendent Anisur Rahman around 1:30pm.
Later, SM Monir-uz-Zaman, DIG of Khulna range disclosed the matter to the media through a press briefing at police super’s conference room at 3:00pm.
Saddam Yasir alias Sajal was a ‘Moshrek’ of the cadre based organisation Hizb-ut Tahrir while Raihan Ahmed and Mehdi Hasan were ‘Shabab’.
Earlier, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque assured that the youths who joined militancy can avail a second chance to normal life if they are willing.
Police will not harass them further if they leave militancy and return to normal lives, the police chief said at a programme in Cox’s Bazar on July 24.
Meanwhile, Benazir Ahmed, director general of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on July 18 announced Tk 10 lakh reward if any activist of militant outfits returns to normal life and gives specific information about their activities.
Apart from this, Tk 5 lakh will also be given to anyone who provides specific information about activities of terrorist and militant groups, the RAB DG also said.
The country has experienced a spate of militant attacks including the recent Holey Artisan Bakery and Sholakia attacks this July. The recent attacks were carried out by youths.