Anti-extremist drive on at Lalkhan Bazar madrassah

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 19:46, Mar 18,2017

 Lalkhan Bazar, anti-extremist drive

A team of Chittagong Metropolitan Police launched an anti-extremist drive at a madrassah in Lalkhan Bazar of Chittagong city on Saturday afternoon.

Additional deputy commissioner of the CMP (north) Mohammad Waresh said a CMP team started the drive at Jamiatul Ulum Al Islamia Madrasah, run by Hefajat-e Islam nayeb-e-ameer Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury, in the area around 5:30pm as part of the ‘block raid’.

The drive was going on till filing of the report at 6:50pm.

Earlier on October 7, 2013, three people, including two students, were killed and several others injured in an explosion in a room of the four-storey hostel of the madrassah.

Police later recovered huge explosive-making materials, 18 bottles of acid and four unexploded grenades from the surrounding areas of the madrassah.

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