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‘Hizb ut-Tahrir member’ held in city

‘Hizb ut-Tahrir member’ held in city
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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has arrested a member of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir from Kamrangirchar of the capital.

The arrestee is Nafiz Salam Uday, 45, a resident of city’s Adabor area. He is an active member of ‘Dawat’ and finance department of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Tipped off, a special team of the Anti-Terrorism Cell of Rab-2  conducted a drive at  Kamrangirchar on Sunday noon and arrested Nafiz, said Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Fazlul Haque, senior additional director (Media) of Rab-2.

There are three cases against him at Mohammadpur and Adabar police stations and a police assault case at Mohammadpur police station.

An arrest warrant was also issued by Anti-Terrorism Tribunal against the arrestee. He remained fugitive for eight years.

He used to distribute anti-state leaflets and invite people  to various mosques after keeping contact with the Ameer of the Bangladesh branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir and other group leaders, he added.

Legal steps will be taken against the arrestee, said the officer.

“Besides, efforts are on to arrest the other members of Hizb ut-Tahrir according to Nafiz’s information,” he added.