03 May 2017

News Story: Bangladeshi police arrest banned militant group's IT chief

DHAKA, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The Detective Branch (DB) of Bangladesh Police have arrested a key member of a banned militant outfit in capital Dhaka.

A DB spokesperson told Xinhua Tuesday Ashfaqur Rahman Ayan is IT chief of the banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) blamed for killing and attacking many secular writers and bloggers in the country.

"Ayan was arrested on Monday night from a capital Dhaka area which is very close to the key diplomatic enclave Baridhara," said the DB official.

Last month, death sentences awarded to two Ansarullah militants were upheld over a blogger murder in 2013.

Read the full story at Xinhua