Four Pakistanis among 16 held with bombs in Dhaka

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:42

Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh capital Dhaka have arrested 16 people, including four Pakistanis, after they were found in possession of eight bombs and 12.9 million Indian Rupees.

Police claimed that the arrested persons were "planning subversive activities in the city".

According to The Daily Star newspaper, a team of the Detective Branch of the police conducted simultaneous drives in Paltan, Nikunja, Kalabagan and Bangshal areas of the city on Friday and Saturday and arrested the 16 people after being tipped off about their whereabouts.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Mashiur Rahman confirmed the arrests and added that several passports were also recovered from their possession.

Rahman said that a Bangladeshi eye specialist was among those arrested, and added that the detainees might be the members of an outfit trying to carry out subversive activities in the capital or elsewhere in the country.


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First Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:42

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