Plainclothes police arrested 16 people, including four Pakistani nationals, along with eight bombs and 12.9 million Indian Rupees “while planning subversive activities in the city”.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Detective Branch of police conducted simultaneous drives in several areas of the city, including Paltan, Nikunja, Kalabagan and Bangshal, from 2:30pm Friday to 4:30am Saturday and arrested the 16 people.
Contacted, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mashiur Rahman confirmed the arrest.
Apart from eight bombs and the Indian currencies, several passports were recovered from the arrestees’ possession, he added.
A Bangladeshi eye specialist was among the arrestees, said a DB official.
He said that the detainees might be the members of an outfit trying to carry out subversive activities in the capital or elsewhere in the country.
Source: The Daily Star