‘Ansar Al Islam member’ held in city


28th January, 2020 08:52:14 printer

‘Ansar Al Islam member’ held in city

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Monday arrested a suspected member of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam from Jatrabari area.

The arrestee was identified as Md Omar Faruque alias Afsar alias Forhad, 30, a suspected trainer of Ansar Al Islam.

The CTTC also recovered a laptop and one mobile set from his possession.

Sources at the CTTC said Omar was wanted in a case filed against him with Jatrabari police station since 2019. 

Omar Faruque became member of the banned militant group in 2014 and had been reportedly providing training to the other members of the outfit in Dhaka and Chittagong.