RSO leader, Saudi citizen among 4 held in Cox’s Bazar

Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar

Border Guard Bangladesh members arrested four people for ‘distributing money’ among Rohingya people staying illegally at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday afternoon.
The arrested were identified as military wing commander of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation Hafiz Salahul Islam, another RSO leader Moulana Ibrahim, Saudi citizen Abu Saleh Al Ghadani and local Awami League leader Syed Karim, BGB officials said.
Cox’s Bazar acting deputy commissioner Anwarul Naser told New Age that the Rohingya leaders and Saudi citizen were distributing money in a slum of illegal Rohingya people at Shamlapour of Baharchara union under Teknaf near the Bay of Bengal.
The BGB members arrested them at the spot, he said.
Lieutenant Colonel Abujar Al Jahid, commanding officer of BGB Battalion at Teknaf, said a BGB team raided the house of local Awami League leader Syed Karim at Shamlapour Saturday afternoon upon intelligence that some militants, RSO leaders and Saudi citizens were holding a secret meeting.
Teknaf upazila parished vice-chairman and AL leader Rafique Uddin and his brother Bharcharman union council chairman Aziz Uddin managed to escape from the spot, he said.
Police said Salahul was arrested earlier by Teknaf police on March 20, 2013.
He came to Bangladesh as a refugee and went to Saudi Arabia taking illegal passport of Bangladesh.
He was a student of Madina International University and involved in militant activities and terror financing.
Locals said Salaul already established a mardassah, orphanage and mosque at Cox’s Bazar upazila headquarter near Cox’s Bazar government college.
The arrestees were taken to BGB custody at Teknaf for interrogation.

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