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53 BNP men arrested in Banani abiding by law: IGP

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun has said that police arrested 53 leaders and activists of BNP from Banani in the capital abiding by the existing laws.

The arrestees were also indicted in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act as per the rules, he added.

The IGP said this while responding to a query after emerging from the inception and briefing meeting on countering violent extremism and terrorism through strengthening of

community and beat policing in a city hotel on Saturday.

In response to another question if anybody could be arrested without arrest warrant against him or her, he posed a counter question, “Cannot anybody be arrested without warrant?”

At about 1:00am on March 20, police arrested 53 leaders and activists of the BNP from a restaurant at Banani, bringing allegation that they were holding a meeting to make anti-state plans.

About Arav Khan, who was wanted in a police officer murder case, the IGP said that the Interpol issued a red notice to arrest him. Replying to another question whether police would face hardship to bring Arav back to Bangladesh after his arrest as he went to Dubai with an Indian passport, Al-Mamun said that they were discussing about the matter.