Thursday, June 17, 2021
News

2 militants arrested for planning attack on B'desh Parliament

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Dhaka | Thursday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
The counter-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police have arrested two militants for planning and instigating an attack on the country's Parliament in Dhaka.

The two militants are Abu Sakib, 22, a member of the banned outfit Ansar Al Islam, and Ali Hasan Osama, a radical orator.

They were arrested on May 6.

Sakib, a college student in Sirajganj of Pabna district, was motivated by the words of Osama and "came to embrace martyrdom while attacking Parliament", the police said.

Sakib was charged with carrying a sword and a black flag. He was detained from outside Parliament building on May 06 evening, Saiful Islam, deputy commissioner of the counterterrorism unit, told IANS on Thursday.

He opened a Facebook group and urged everyone to come with a sword and a flag with Islamic phrases inscribed on it to attack Parliament, the police said, citing details from the primary interrogation.

--IANS sumi/ksk/

( 165 Words)

2021-05-13-12:02:01 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
Rain, floods wreak havoc in Nepal; score...
Govt security forces retake district, ev...
Dozens feared missing in Nepal's floods,...
Logistics, coordination challenges hit v...
Sri Lanka arrests captain of burnt cargo...
UN shared Rohingya data without informed...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Fertiliser subsidy scam: RJD's AD Singh ...
U'khand govt orders FIR against labs fro...
Two die, two critical after consuming su...
Chirag did not agree to LJP contesting B...
Punjab Congress MP summoned for casteist...
Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan'...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Top Dutch woman tennis player Kiki ... 
Over 23% people to have lasting pos... 
635 new Covid cases, 1,649 recoveri... 
Can't read too much into NZ's 2020 ... 
Bangladesh reports 3,956 new Covid ... 
OnePlus merges with OPPO to create ... 
Growth of Indian consumer credit ma... 
J&K Bank to raise Rs 150 crore by i...