Three militant siblings, including a leader of the banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, surrendered to police on Monday, promising to return to normal life, Agencies report. Those surrendered are Tanzib Ahmed alias Ashraful, a leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Tanzir Ahmed and Masuma Akhter—sons and daughter of Abdul Aziz of old Kasba Kadamtala in the district town.
DIG of police (Khulna range) M Maniruzzaman came up with the information while briefing reporters at the conference room of Jessore Superintendent of Police. During the press briefing, Tanzib said he once met Sajal, a leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir in 2015, and got involved in the organisation, and encouraged his siblings to do so.
“After recent campaign in media against terrorism, my siblings and I’ve realised that we made a mistake and decided to return to normal life. So, we surrendered to police,” said Tanzib.
While briefing, DIG Maniruzzaman said police will provide legal aid and take necessary steps for their counseling, if needed. Replying to a question about the whereabouts of another sister of Tanzib and his two brother-in-laws, the DIG said police are trying their best to know their whereabouts.
District police sources said Tanzib was arrested on September 21, 2015 with some Islamic books, leaflets, anti-government papers, a laptop and a mobile phone set. A case was filed with Kotwali Police Station in this connection.
Besides, he was shown arrested in another case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act with Khilgaon Police Station, said police. Tanzib went into hiding after securing bail in the two cases.
On September 6, this year, district police published posters with the names and photographs of 11 suspected militants, including six members of a family. The six members were Tanzib, his three siblings –Tanzir, Masuma and Maksuda, Maksuda’s husband Shakir Ahmed and Masuma’s husband Nazmul Hasan.