An active member of Ansarullah Bangla team named Mohammad Hossain (31) has been arrested in Chandpur. Members of the police’s anti-terrorism unit arrested him on Monday, September 6 at night from the Shilandia Munshibari area of Chandpur Municipality on a tip-off.
After filing a case with Chandpur Model Police Station, he was taken to Dhaka for investigation.
According to police, Mohammad Hossain is an active member of the Ansarullah Bangla team. He is the son of Sirajul Islam of Tarpurchandi union in Chandpur Sadar upazila. An Android mobile phone, two SIM cards and a memory card were seized from him during the arrest.
Allegations against Hussain, using social media and encrypted apps, to spread extremist ideology and inspire others to take training in preparation for armed jihad.
Besides, for a long time he was using fake ID on Facebook to create panic among the people and propagate the ideology of Ansarullah Bangla team through online.
There are also allegations that Hussain became a member of the banned militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, supporting it, conspiring with criminal organizations and inciting terrorist activities.
In this regard, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chandpur Model Police Station Mohammad Abdur Rashid told that the operation to arrest Mohammad Hossain of Ansarullah Bangla Team was carried out by the Anti-Terrorism Unit.
Chandpur Model Police Station was not involved in the operation. At the end of the operation, under the 8, 9 (3), 10 and 13 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2009 (Amendment-2013), the police sub-inspector of the Cyber Crime Wing of the Anti-Terrorism Unit of the police Sadek Dewan filed a case as a plaintiff.
Correspondent: Shariful Islam, September 08,2021