DMP publishes photos of 7 militants
Staff Correspondent: Police on Sunday night released the photos of seven alleged militants who were killed during Saturday’s raid at a den in Patartek area of Gazipur district.
The photos were published on Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP’s) news portal ‘DMP News’.
A report at the news portal said that the militants had applied different names at different times and places.
“It is significant to know their actual identity for the sake of investigation,” it said.
The DMP requested all to inform either through sending message to the inbox of the DMP’s facebook page, using Hello City CT apps, or staightly informing Gazipur district police, if anyone of the militants can be recognised, reports UNB.
Earlier on Saturday, a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, Special Weapon and Tactics Team(SWAT) and district police launched an operation at a den in a two-storey building in Patartek area in Gazipur around 12:00 am.
“The law enforcers first asked the militants to surrender but they didn’t respond to their call. Then they opened fire on the militants who also fired back. The three-hour gunfight left seven militants dead,” said Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan at a press briefing after the operation.
The seven alleged ‘militants’ included Neo JMB military commander Akash and four madrassha students, he said.
The minister said the anti-militant operations have been successful as common people came forward to stand by the law enforcers.
Earlier, two alleged militants — Tawhidul Islam, 22, and Rashedul Islam, 22 –were killed in a reported gunfight during a raid on a ‘militant den’ by members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Harinal area of the city in the morning.