One arrested for planning to build IS-like organisation to establish Khilafat in Bangladesh

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Published: June 2, 2015 10:03:27 AM

Bangladesh Police have arrested a former army officer's son on charges of planning to build an organisation like the Islamic State (IS) to establish Khilafat in the country.

Bangladesh Police have arrested a former army officer’s son on charges of planning to build an organisation like the Islamic State (IS) to establish Khilafat in the country.

Abdullah Al Galib was taken into custody from the Baridhara DOHS area in Dhaka on Saturday night, reports the Bangladesh web site Bdnews24.com.

Detective Branch (DB) Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Nazmul Alam said Al Galib was one of the coordinators of the banned Islamic outfit, Ansarullah Bangla Team, and was also linked to two other banned Islamic outfits Hizb-ut Tahrir and Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) before joining Ansarullah Bangla Team.

Galib recently started a Jihadi organisation ‘Junud At-Tawheed Wal Khilafah’ to establish Khilafat in Bangladesh, he said.

Alam also said that he had attempted to travel to Turkey to fight with the IS militants following which his passport was seized.

Galib was arrested during the raid at his house where he was holding a meeting with 10 to 12 other members of the Ansarullah Bangla Team. However, others could not be arrested, Alam said.

He also said that police have seized 50 CDs, two portable hard disks, four hard disks, 43 Jihadi books, a computer CPU issues of the monthly magazine ‘Moinul Islamer Masik Patrika’ and a head cap used for prayers.

A case under the Anti Terrorism Act has been filed against Galib at the Banani Police Station.

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