9 militants have been killed in a police raid on a militant hideout at Kallyanpur in the capital. The hour-long operation styled ‘Storm 26” was led by the police SWAT team. One militant named Hasan was injured in the raid while another one managed to escape. Addressing a press conference at the media center DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah said there is similarity between the dead militants and those killed in the Gulshan attack. Police seized bomb making materials, sharp weapons, arms and ammunitions and black flag from the hideout. Law enforcement agencies presume that the militants gathered there to carry out a major subversion.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country and the nation have been saved from a grave situation following the successful police raid on the militant hideout at Kallyanpur. Addressing the Deputy Commissioners conference at the Prime Minister’s office she said, action would be taken against the patrons after conducting investigation into the incident. The Prime Minister reiterated that the government would be successful in rooting out militancy taking people along side. Sheikh Hasina said killing people in the name of Islam would not be tolerated. She urged to attain economic emancipation of the country by tackling all crises.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, the militants at Kallyanpur had planned to carry out a major subversion and countrywide block raid would continue since there are more information of such subversive plans. He also thinks that the militants killed today might have involvement with the Gulshan militant attack. The Home Minister also said viscera test of all the killed militants at Gulshan, Sholakia and Kallyanpur would be conducted keeping in mind that they might have taken drug. He said, the former North South University teacher Hasnat Karim detained at the time of Gulshan tragedy is still being interrogated.
Meanwhile, RAB and Police have detained three suspected militants in a joint drive at remote Char Baghutia under Daulatpur in Manikganj. Police Super Mahfuzur Rahman led the campaign, which took place early this morning. More than two hundred members of law enforcement agencies took part in the raid.
RAB DG Benazir Ahmed has said, all the listed missing persons should not be assumed as militants. Inaugurating countrywide anti-militant publicity campaign at Gulshan in the capital this morning he said, militancy is a global problem. The RAB DG urged the people side-by-side the law enforcement agencies to take part in anti-militancy publicity campaign.
RAB has published names of six youths in the list of missing people of Noakhali in connection with the militant attack incidents at Gulshan in the capital and Sholakia in Kishoregaj. The Heads of educational institutions said, special measures have been taken so that no student can get involved in militant activities.
BNP leaders have claimed that the government has involvement with militancy. They also alleged that the detained accused militants and terrorists are being killed in crossfire in the name of gunfight out of fear that the actual culprits and incidents would come to light. BNP leaders ASM Hannan Shah and Shah Moyazzem Hossain said this in two separate functions in the capital.