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Ansarullah Bangla acting chief among 3 arrested

Sumel Sarker

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Ansarullah Bangla acting chief among 3 arrested

11 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members have arrested three people, including acting chief of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team in connection with the killings of bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta.

The detainees are Mohammad Abul Bashar, incumbent chief of Ansarullah Bangla Team, media wing members Julhas Biswas and Jafran Al Hasan.

Acting on tip-off, a team of RAB-3 picked up them from capital’s Fakirapool area on Thursday morning.

RAB-3 commanding officer lieutenant colonel Khandker Golam Sarwar confirmed the matter to banglanews.

Abul Bashar, the younger brother of imprisoned Ansarullah Bangla Team chief Jasim Uddin Rahmani, has been discharging the duties as incumbent chief (acting) of the organization, he added.

The trio have been handed over to detective branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan police in afternoon, said the RAB-3 commanding officer.

He further said that during primary interrogation, they had admitted their involvement in killing of two aforesaid bloggers.

On February 26, unidentified assailants murdered writer and blogger Avijit Roy and wounded his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna on Dhaka University campus while they were coming out of the Ekushey Book Fair.

Later on May 12, blogger Ananta Bijoy, 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.

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