The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said members of the banned militant group Ansar al-Islam had been trained in India and planned a major attack in Bangladesh.
Khandaker Al Moin, director of the law and media wing of the force, gave this information in a press conference organized at RAB’s media center on Monday morning after the arrest of 6 members of this militant organization.
RAB arrested 6 militants including Abdur Razzak alias Ishaq alias Saibas, the coordinator and head of the training wing of the banned militant organization Ansar Al Islam on Sunday night. According to RAB, the arrested Saiba is the chief coordinator and head of the training wing of Ansar Al Islam in Ashulia, Savar, Manikganj, Gazipur and Mymensingh areas of the capital.
Al Moin claimed, ‘Abdur Razzak alias Ishaq alias Saiba is the coordinator of militants in the subcontinent. He joined Ansar Al Islam in 2015. He used to convey the information of the top leaders to the followers through social media.
Director of RAB’s law and media wing said that the arrested militants were recruiting members under the guise of other professions by renting houses in different parts of the country and training them.
Citing the information obtained after preliminary interrogation of the 6 arrested persons, Al Moin said that they had sent several members to India for the so-called Jihad. Last May, 4 Bangladeshi militants were also arrested in India.
RAB also said that the arrested militants had traded money and weapons with Kuki-chin.