6 Hizbul Mahadi men arrested
Barkal upazila police on Monday evening arrested six members of Islamist outfit 'Hizbul Mahadi' from Suvalong Bazar while selling books on jihad at the weekly village market.
The arrestees are Sirazuddalh, 64, son of late Mobarak Uddin, Shahjahan Mistry, 60, son of Moslem Ali, Khadem Ali, 75, son of Osman Gani, Sohrab Ali, 55, son of Abed Ali, Abdur Rouf, 30, and Shahidul Islam, 27, sons of Khadem Ali.
They all hailed from Bogarbil Islampur under Barkal upazila.
Being informed, Barkal police led by sub-inspector Idris Ali raided Suvalong Bazar and arrested them. They also recovered leaflets of 'Hizbul Mahadi' and jihadi books and posters from their possessions, police said.
Later they were handed over to Kotwali police at night.
The arrestees were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court yesterday, which sent them to Rangamati jail.
“We are investigating whether the arrestees really belong to any militant group or Hizbul Mahadi," said Masood-ul-Hassan, Superintendent of Police yesterday.