Police suspect to have huge explosives in Comilla 'militant den'
Comilla: Barely 14 hours after law enforcers cordoned off two suspected militant dens in Moulvibazar, police encircled a building at Gandhamati area of ward no 24 in Comilla City Corporation on Wednesday afternoon suspecting it to be a militant den.
Based on intelligence information, a team of police surrounded the three-storey building at Baro Kobarstan at about 4:30pm, said Abdullah Al Mamun, additional superintendent (South) of police.
Comilla City mayoral polls will be held on Thursday. Gandhamati area is located at ward no 24 of the city corporation.
Comilla Police Super M Shah Abid Hasan said a drive at the building will begin once a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrives here from Dhaka.
The district police chief said, 'The building was encircled getting information that at least one militant could be there. It's believed that huge explosives have been stored in the hideout. The residents of the nearby houses were evacuated.'
Meanwhile, police detained Saddam Hossain, brother of house owner Delwar Hossain, for interrogation.
Wishing anonymity, a police source told news agency UNB that militants were staying on the ground floor of the building. “The house was cordoned off based on information gleaned from arrested militants,” he said.
Nearly eight hours after Bangladesh Army officially called off its operation at 'Atia Mahal' in Sylhet City on Tuesday night, police cordoned off two houses at Barhat in municipality area and Fatehpur village in Moulvibazar early Wednesday, suspecting those to be militant hideouts.
Police encircled the houses at about 2:30am, said officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Model Police Station Abdus Salek.