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Bangladesh: 3245 people held on the third day of anti-militancy crackdown

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 June 2016, 16:28 IST

Over 3,200 people were detained countrywide on the third day of the anti-militancy crackdown by authorities in Bangladesh. The police headquarters in Dhaka said that a total of 3,245 people were detained till 6:00am on 13 June.

Apart from the 34 suspected militants, 2,578 detainees were 'wanted', 19 were accused of arms cases, 160 of narcotics-related lawsuits and 454 fugitives of different cases, the Daily Star reported.

The special crackdown in the country began with a primary objective of nabbing militants -believed to be carrying out targeted covert killings one after another across the region.

In the first two days, 5,324 people were detained in the anti-militancy drive across the country, of which 85 were suspected to be militants.

Rafiqul Islam, assistant superintendent of police in Natore district, said 64 alleged criminals were arrested and 18 motorcycles seized in the district.

In Satkhira district, 52 including eight activists of Jamaat-e-Islami were held.

In Chapai Nawabganj district, 32 people including four Jamaat and an alleged regional chief of the banned Hizb-ut Tahrir were arrested, said Mazharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Chapainawabganj Police Station.

--ANI

First published: 13 June 2016, 16:28 IST
 
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