Bangladesh’s elite police force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on Monday arrested an active member of the banned Ansar al-Islam militant outfit in Nakla, Sherpur district.

In the early hours of Monday, a joint team of police and RAB-3 Tikatuli Dhaka arrested the 19-year-old Md. Hasan Mahmud from Lava Madhyapara area.

Bina Rani Das, Additional Superintendent of RAB-3 media told IANS that Mahmud had been posted anti-state, anti-government, provocative, extremist content on social media.

Obtained from his mobile and Facebook account, preliminary evidence of involvement in militancy has been found.

Legal action is being taken against the arrested accused.

–IANS

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