3 Comilla college girls, 31 Sylhet suspects held for militancy links

3 Comilla college girls, 31 Sylhet suspects held for militancy links

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Dhaka – Police arrested three female students of Comilla Victoria Government College for their suspected link to militancy from a college dormitory at Dharmapur here early Thursday. In Sylhet 31 suspects, mostly Jamaat activists were held, UNB news agency reported.One of the arrestees was identified as Kaniz Fatema, master’s final year student of the Accounting department, while the rest two could not be identified immediately.
Abdullah Al Mamun, additional superintendent of police, Comilla, said police conducted a raid on Nawab Foyzunnesa Dormitory of the college around 12:30am and arrested the three female students.
The raid was conducted following information from the college authorities on suspicious movement and behaviour of the students, Abdullah Al Mamun added.
All the three were members of Islami Chhatri Sangstha, female student wing of Jamaat-e-Islam.
Besides, some jihadi books were recovered from their possession.
In Sylhwet law enforcers in a joint drive arrested 31 people, including 22 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir, for their suspected militant involvement from several places in Jakiganj upazila of the district early Thursday.
Additional Superintendent of Police Suggan Chakma said a joint team comprising members of Rapid Action Battalion-4 (RAB), Armed Police Battalion and Detective Branch of police, conducted the drive in several areas of the upazila in the dead of night and arrested the 31.
They also recovered huge sharp weapons and jihadi (religious uprising) books from their possession.
The law enforcers arrested them for their suspected involvement in militant activities as part of the government’s anti-terrorism campaign, the SP added.
Most of the arrestees were wanted in several cases, including for subversive activities, filed with separate police stations, Suggan Chakma said.

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