Sri Lanka blasts might inspire militants

Claims CTTC unit chief ruling out the possibility of militancy spreading its tentacles in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

24 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The wave of bombings in Sri Lankan churches and hotels might inspire drowsy fundamentals in different countries, including Bangladesh, said Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Chief Monirul Islam.

He also claimed that there is no scope for the rise of militancy in the country again.

Monirul, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said this at a programme titled ‘Meet with Monirul Islam’ held at CIRDAP auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.

Crime Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) arranged the event.

Monirul said, “The incident in a country inspires radicals in another one. The militants of one country try to imitate the similar group of another country. After the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan in the capital, a fundamental group of Indonesia campaigned among them.”

“After the attack in New Zealand, some militant groups were seen campaigning against the Christian and Jews on their own channels. The attacks in Sri Lanka may motivate worldwide militants.”

The officer said that CTTC unit would remain alert to check any subversive act.

About the attacks in Sri Lanka, the CTTC unit chief said that the separatist groups have remained in civil war for a long time; Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a suicidal separatist terror group, remained active there.

LTTE never carried attacks on any religious group. Their target was those who are in governance mechanism.

CRAB president Abul Khair and general secretary Alamgir Hossain, among others, were present in the programme.