A court here on Monday placed three alleged members of Pakistan-based militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, arrested from the city’s Segunbagicha area on Sunday night, on a 13-day remand in two cases.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan passed the order when Inspector Ashraful Islam of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) produced them before the court seeking 20 days’ remand for each of them.
Those remanded are Mehmud, 26, Usman, 23, and Fakhrul Hasan, 50.
Earlier, detectives arrested the three Pakistani nationals along with a laptop and a bomb-making manual from the city’s Segunbagicha area on Sunday night.
Being tipped off, a special team of DB, led by ADC Sanwar Hossain, conducted a drive near Shilpakala Academy Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and arrested them and recovered the items from their possession.
DB sources said a passport was also recovered from Fakhrul Hasan but the validity of his visa has already expired while no passport was found from Mehmud and Usman.
Later, two cases -- one under the Anti-terrorism Act and the other under the Passport Order -- were filed against them.
DB officials claimed that the arrested Pakistani nationals are members of the Pakistanis militant group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
They were staying in the city’s Kakrail area to go to Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar, said the sources.
3 Pak militants held, placed on remand