45 suspected militants arrested in Dinajpur18 September 2021
News Desk :
The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of police arrested at least 45 suspected militants in Dinajpur.
The CTTC unit from Dhaka made the arrests following drives at multiples mosques in Sadar and Biral upazila in the early hours of Friday, confirmed Additional Superintendent of Police (Dinajpur Sadar Circle) Sujan Sarker.
According to police sources, the CTTC unit arrived in Dinajpur Thursday night after receiving information about a number of Tabligh Jamaat members planning to carry out large-scale sabotage in Sadar and Biral upazilas.
Subsequently, members of the CTTC unit arrested 12 people from the Baitul Falah Jame Mosque on the eastern side of the Maharaja junction in Sadar upazila around 12am on Friday.
Meanwhile, the same unit arrested 17 people from the Biral Bazar Jame Mosque and around 16 others from two other mosques in Biral upazila later that night.