‘ABT member’ arrested in Sylhet

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested a suspected member of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from Sylhet city on Wednesday night.

The arrestee is Shafayet Ahmed Chowdhury, son of Kawser Ahmed Chowdhury of Gonipur village in Jakiganj upazila. He is a second-year English student of Sylhet International University.

A team of Rab-2 arrested Shafayet from his house at Monipuripara in the city around 10pm, said Selim Mia, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, on Thursday.

Later, he was sent to Dhaka, he added.

The OC also said Rab seized 15 books on jihad, a training manual, a passport, a mobile phone, a laptop and leaflets from his possession.

According to police, Rab-2 got information about Shafayet's involvement with ABT in confessional statements from three ABT men arrested on January 29.

Source: United News of Bangladesh