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Fugitive HuJI-B militant held in city

Anti Terrorism Unit of Bangladesh Police on Friday arrested a fugitive convicted militant of banned extremist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) from the city’s Uttara.

The arrestee was identified as HuJI-B convener Sharifuzzaman alias Mintu alias Obaidullah alias Mahi, 35, of Rajshahi district. He was sentenced to 10 years six months imprisonment in a case filed under the Explosives Act in 2013.

According to a media release from Bangladesh Police, an ATU team, tipped-off, made the arrest after conducting a drive at Uttara in the city around 8:30am.

Earlier on October 7 in 2013, four suspected militants including Sharifuzzaman were arrested in a drive at Ashulia Bypile road in Turag Thana, said the release.

During that drive, a large quantity of weapons, ammunition and explosives, including a magazine, a pistol, 32 rounds of pistol, 1135 rounds of SMG, two packets of high explosive powder, were seized from their possession, it added.

A case was filed at Turag Police Station under Explosives Act and Arms Act in this regard.

However, Sharifuzzaman secured bail in the case and went into hiding in the Uttara area for a long time.

Processes were made to present the arrestee before the court, said the release.

Source: United News of Bangladesh