Tuesday, 30 May, 2023

2 fugitives arrested

Members of Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), a specialised unit of Bangladesh police, have arrested two people, including a woman ‘militant’ in Dhaka and Chattogram.

The arrestees-- Kulsum alias Tamanna alias Parumi alias Parul alias Asiya, an alleged member of banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahiden Bangladesh (JMB) and Mohammad Arman, wanted in 10 criminal cases—were held on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

ATU Superintendent (media and awareness wing) Aslam Khan confirmed it to the Daily Sun on Wednesday.

A team of the force held Kulsum from a house of the capital’s Mirpur-12 area around 5:00am on Wednesday, he said.

She was involved in militancy after marrying Abu Bakar Siddique, an active JMB member, in 2007.  Later, in 2010, Kulsum was indicted in a case filed with Kadamtali Police Station.

After that, she went into hiding and first stayed at her friend’s house at Maghbazar in the city and then moved to Tongi in Gazipur where she taught at three madrasas at several times.

She also got a NID card using fake address. She is wanted in three cases.

Meanwhile, a separate team of ATU arrested Arman, son of late Abul Kalam, in Chandgaon of Chattogram on Tuesday.

He is wanted in 10 cases in Chattogram.