Dhaka Metropolitan Police(DMP) of Bangladesh today (19.05.16) announced TK 18 lakh bounty for 6 members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team(ABT).
Police announced Tk 5 lakh bounty for each of two organisers of Ansarullah Bangla Team while Tk 2 lakh for each of four members for their alleged link with recent militant attacks and killing secular activists in the country.
Police said, “They carried out attacks on secular progressive bloggers, writers, publishers and activists. ”
1.Shariful- Bounty Tk 5 lakh
2.Selim– Bounty Tk 5 lak
3.Sifat- Bounty Tk 2 lakh
4.Samad- Bounty Tk 2 lakh
5.Sihab- Bounty TK- 2 lakh
6.Sajjad- Bounty Tk 2 lakh
All of them have pseudo names:
Two top organisers are
Shariful alias Sakib alias Sharif alias Saleg alias Arif alias Hadi,
Selim alias alias Iqbal, alias Mamun, alias, Hadi-2. are are the two top organizers.
Four members are:
Sifat alias Samir alias Imran
Samad alias Sujan alias Raju alias Salman alias Sadh
Shihab alias Suman alias Saiful
Sajjad alias Sajeeb alias Siam alias Shams.
In a press release, the DMP said they are connected with the killing of blogger Aviji Roy, Washikur Rahman Babu, Niladri Nil, Nazimuddin Samad ,publisher Faisal Arefin Deepon, LGBT magazine ‘Roopban’ editor Xulhaz mannan, activist Tonoy.
Police said Detective Branch of DMP is investigating the killings of bloggers, progressive writers and publishers for several years with utmost importance.
Author: Harun Ur Rashid