Four ARSA members arrested with weapons


Rapid Action Battalion arrested four members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army from Cox’s Bazar camps on Thursday morning.

The RAB arrested Master Kalim Ullah, 32, a resident of camp-20 at Ghonarpara, Mohammed Akij, 27, of camp-7 at Kutupalong, Mohammad Jubaer, 29, of camp-13 at Balukhali, and Saber Hossain, 35, of camp-22 in Teknaf in a special operation at Ukhia.

The battalion seized one foreign pistol and a locally made gun, seven hand bombs, and six bullets from their possession.

Lieutenant Colonel HM Sajjad Hossain, the commanding officer of RAB-15, alleged ARSA were planning sabotage at Ukhia.

He said Master Kalim Ullah is the head of ARSA’s Bangladesh chapter and financer. Akij is one of the bodyguards of ARSA commander in chief Ataullah abu Ammar Jununi.

The battalion said they were accused in eight cases including murder and kidnapping, and were handed over to Ukhia police station after the filing of a case in in this connection.

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