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POST TIME: 25 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
16 Jamaat activists held with cocktails, gunpowder
BSS, C’nawabganj

16 Jamaat activists held with cocktails, gunpowder

Sixteen leaders and activists of Jamaat–e–Islami and Islami Chhatra

Shibir were arrested by members of

the district police from Charmohanpur

area of Chapainawabganj Sadar

upazila yesterday while holding a secret meeting.

Police also seized 15 cocktails and half-kg of gunpowder from their possession.

Police said the Jamaat and Shibir activists were planning to carryout subversive

activities.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chapainawabganj Sadar Police Sation Md Ziaur Rahman told BSS that on getting secret information, a contingent of police raided a mango orchard at Charmohonpur in the district around 7 am.

Sensing the presence of police, some of those in the meeting managed to escape, but police arrested 16 of them. The drive also seized 15 cocktails, gunpowder

and Islamic revolutionary books from

the possession of the activists, Ziaur

Rahman said.

A case has been filed against the arrestees under the Explosive Substances Act with Chapainawabganj Sadar Model police station, the OC added.