Alleged Ansarullah Team chief among 3 held for blogger killing

Alleged Ansarullah Team chief among 3 held for blogger killing

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three suspected members of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from the city’s Fakirerpool area on Thursday in connection with the murders of bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das.
The arrestees were identified as Abul Bashar, chief of Ansarullah Bangla Team, and its two members — Julhas Biswas and Jafran Al Hasan.Tipped off, a team of Rab-3 launched a drive in Fakirerpool area of the capital around 5pm and arrested the trio, sources at the Rab headquarters said.
Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was killed and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya injured seriously as unidentified criminals stabbed them near TSC on the Dhaka University Campus on February 26.
Blogger Ananta, also an activist of Sylhet Ganajagaran Mancha, was hacked to death by a group of assailants in broad daylight at Subidbazar Bankalapara in Sylhet city on May 12. – UNB

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