Police detains 18 Jamaat-Shibir men in Dhaka

| Updated: Aug 19, 2016 19:45 IST

Dhaka, Aug.19 (ANI): Police on Friday claimed to have detained 18 leaders and activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, the Islami Chhatra Shibir, during a raid in Merul Badda area of Bangladesh's Dhaka city. "They were detained while holding a clandestine meeting at house no. 8 in Merul Badda," the Daily Star quoted Abdul Jalil, officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station as saying. He added that the police conducted the raid acting on a tip-off that some criminals were holding meeting in the area for creating chaos. The security in the country has been stepped up following the recent militant attacks to counter anti-state activities.(ANI)