10 members of Jamatul Sharqiya and separatist organizations arrested
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Oct 21: RAB has arrested a total of 10 people, including seven members of the new militant organization Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya and three members of hilly region's separatist organizations from different areas of Bandarban and Rangamati. At that time, weapons and ammunition were recovered from them.
On Thursday (October 20), RAB's Legal and Media Wing Director Commander Khandaker Al Moin said that an operation was launched in the hills recently to catch the top leaders of the new militant organization Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya. Recently, in the name of the new so-called Hijrat due to militancy, youths who left their homes took refuge in the shelters of the hilly areas for the Jamaatul Ansar. In these shelters, the youths were trained in handling heavy weapons.
RAB published the list of 55 youths of 19 districts who had left their homes in the name of voluntary migration motivated by extremism. The full names and addresses of 38 of them were published. Recently, some young militants who left their homes are taking training in the remote mountains bordering India and Myanmar. The new militant organization is being trained by an armed group called the Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF).
Commander Khandaker Al Moin also said that RAB had arrested a total of 10 people, including seven members of the new militant organization Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya and three members of the hilly separatist organization, from various areas of Bandarban and Rangamati. During this time, a large number of arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
Initially, RAB did not reveal the names of those arrested. This RAB official also said that the details will be informed about this later. Tourist travel has been suspended from Tuesday (October 18) in Ruma and Rowangchhari upazilas of Bandarban until further notice due to security reasons. The upazila administration officials said on Monday (October 17) night that this measure has been taken in view of the recent deterioration of the law and order situation in the two upazilas.