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3 ‘ISIS’ members, BD chief held in city

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Placed on 5-day remand
iis-19Staff Reporter
Detective police arrested four suspected members of militant outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including its chief coordinator in Bangladesh, from the city’s Khilkhet and Jatrabari areas on Sunday night.
The arrestees were identified as Md Shakhawatul alias Kabir, 35, the chief coordination of ISIS in Bangladesh and son of Abdul Hakim Bhuiya, Md Rabiul Islam Rabiul, 31, son of Md Shahjahan Ali, Md Nazrul Islam Nazrul, 33, son of Md Shamsuddin-all are residents of Joydevpur in Gazipur district and Mohammad Anwar Hossain alias Baten, 33, son of Mohammad Ramjan Ali, a resident of Uttar Rayerbagh in Jatrabari.
The DB men claimed that they recovered militant leaflets and laptop from their possession.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court placed the suspected militants on a five-day remand each in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mizanur Rahman passed the order rejecting their bail petitions when DB inspector Mohamamd Jafar Ali, also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court seeking a 10-day remand for each of them.
In the remand petition, the IO said being tipped off, a team of DB police arrested the militant group members while they were holding a clandestine meeting for collecting members for ISIS group.
Police also recovered some jihadi leaflets, laptop, mobile phone sets, pen drive, hard disk, CPO, scanner and a video from their possession.
During primary interrogation, Kabir, the chief coordinator of ISIS in Bangladesh, said he had taken militant training from Pakistan along with two other ISIS members- Shamim Ahmed and Sayem.
He said Sayem, brother-in-law of Anwar and Shamim Ahmed, brother-in-law of Kabir,were killed in a shootout during a recent anti-ISIS drive in Karachi by Pakistan police.