Police detained nine leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami including its Secretary General Mia Golam Porwar from Dhaka’s Basundhara residential area this evening.
The arrestees include Jamaat’s two Assistant Secretary Generals Rafiqul Islam, Hamidur Rahman Azad, Islami Chhatra Shibir’s former President Yeasin Arafat, police said. The identities of the rest could not be known immediately.
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Md Asaduzzaman, deputy commissioner of Gulshan Division Police, confirmed it to The Daily Star.
On information that they gathered in a flat to plan subversive activities, a team of police raided the house and detained them, he said.
The drive is still going on.
More to follow…