Govt. college teacher arrested for alleged link to Hizb ut-Tahrir

Govt. college teacher arrested for alleged link to Hizb ut-Tahrir

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Criminal Investigation Department (CID) members arrested a government college teacher from Upashahar of the district town early Friday for his suspected link to banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir.The arrestee was identified as Sadiqur Rahman Palash, 29, an economics lecturer of Jhenidah Govt Nurun Nahar Women’s College and son of M Shahjahan Ali of Andolpota village in Jessore Sadar upazila.
He is reportedly a central committee member of the outlawed group.
At a press conference in the afternoon, Special Superintendent of CID (Jessore and Kushtia) Shamsul Alam said police arrested Palash from his house at Sharathi Mill Intersection of Upashahar around 2 am.
A computer, a pen drive and some jihadi books were also recovered from his possession, he said adding that the arrest was made as part of an anti-militancy drive.
In 2012, police arrested Palash from Kataban area of the capital while carrying out party activities in the area. He was a Dhaka University student then.
Later, a case was filed against him under the Anti-terrorism Act which is under trial now.
There is an allegation that Palash was encouraging his students to get involved in militancy, Shamsul added.

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