‘Hizb ut-Tahrir member’ held in city


Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested a member of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir from Kamrangirchar of the capital.


The arrestee is Nafiz Salam Uday, 45, a resident of city’s Adabor area. He is an active member of ‘Dawat’ and finance department of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir.


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Tipped off, a special team of the Anti-Terrorism Cell of Rab-2 conducted a drive at Kamrangirchar on Sunday noon and arrested Nafiz, said Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Fazlul Haque, senior additional director (Media) of Rab-2.


There are three cases against him at Mohammadpur and Adabar police stations and a police assault case at Mohammadpur police station.


An arrest warrant was also issued by Anti-Terrorism Tribunal against the arrestee. He remained fugitive for eight years.


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He used to distribute anti-state leaflets and invite people to various mosques after keeping contact with the Ameer of the Bangladesh branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir and other group leaders, he added.


Legal steps will be taken against the arrestee, said the officer.


“Besides, efforts are on to arrest the other members of Hizb ut-Tahrir according to Nafiz’s information,” he added.


Source: United News of Bangladesh