‘Alert issued in all airports, land ports to prevent 6 ABT militants from fleeing the country’: Home Minister

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Dhaka, May 20: The government has issued alert in all airports and land ports including border areas so that the six suspected militants of the banned `Ansarullah Bangla Team` (ABT) cannot flee the country, .home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Friday.

“Law enforcing agencies and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been asked to remain alert so that the militants cannot flee the country,” the minister said while talking to reporters at his Dhanmondi residence in the capital.

Earlier on Thursday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has released the photographs and identities of six suspected militants of ABT involved in the wake of targeted killings recently and announced Tk 18 lakh as bounty for information leading to their arrest.

The six militants are Shariful alias Sharif alias Saleh alias Hadi, a top organiser of ABT hailing from Greater Khulna; Selim alias Iqbal alias Ilias alias Mamun alias Hadi-2 from North Bengal; Sifat alias Samir alias Imran, one of the commanders of the military wing of ABT; Abdus Samad alias Sujan alias Raju alias Salman alias Saad from Comilla; Shihab alias Sumon alias Syful from Chittagong; and Sajjad alias Sajib alias Siam alias Shams from a district adjacent to Dhaka.

The DMP also announced a bounty of Tk 5 lakh each for information leading to the arrest of Shariful and Selim, and Tk 2 lakh and the other four.