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Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Jaistha 31, 1423 BS, Ramadan 8, 1437 Hijri

Anti-militancy Crackdown
34 militant-suspects among 3,200 arrested
Staff Correspondent
Published :Tuesday, 14 June, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 24

At least 3,200 people, including 34 suspected militants, were detained countrywide on the third day of the anti-militancy crackdown.
Police headquarters in Dhaka said the number of detainees until 6:00am on Sunday was 3,245 - mostly wanted men.
Apart from the 34 suspected militants, 2,578 were wanted men, 19 accused of arms cases, 160 of narcotics-related lawsuits and 454 fugitives of different cases.
The special crackdown began with a primary objective of nabbing militants believed to be carrying out targeted covert killings one after another across the country.
Previously, in the first two days, 5,324 people were detained in the anti-militancy drive across the country. Of them, only 85 were suspected to be militants.
Our Natore correspondent reported quoting Rafiqul Islam, Assistant Superintendent of Police, that 64 alleged criminals were arrested and 18 motorcycles seized.
The Satkhira correspondent reported arrests of 52, including eight activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, which Kamal Hossain, a sub-inspector at the Office of Satkhira Superintendent of Police, confirmed.
In Chapainawabganj, 32 people, including four Jamaat and an alleged regional chief of the banned Hizb-ut Tahrir, were arrested, our correspondent reported  quoting Mazharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Chapainawabganj Sadar Police Station.
The alleged militant was identified as Omar Faruk, 40. Police recovered a pistol and a bullet from his possession. He is accused in a case filed under Anti- Terrorism Act.

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