Hizb ut-Tahrir member held

Staff Correspondent

24 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Police arrested a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir from Mohakhali in the capital on Monday.

The arrestee, Abiaz Ahmed Sarkar alias Ratul, 28, son of Bazlur Rashid Sarkar of Kaliganj in Gazipur, was on the run.

According to a press release signed by Superintendent of Police (Media and Awareness) of ATU Mohammad Aslam Khan on Tuesday said Ratul is the final semester student of BSc in IT at the University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS).

He is an accused in a case under the Anti-Terrorism Act 2009 (Amendment-2013) filed with Vatara Police Station in the city on October 16 last year.

He distributed leaflets and posters of the outfit, and plotted to establish ‘Khelafat’ after ousting the democratic government.