The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Sunday recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy, Afif Quaderi, from the militant den in the city’s Ashkona area as it declared the operation at the den over, UNB reports. The CTTC bomb disposal unit launched a search operation in the den in the morning and it continued till 6:30 pm.
During the search operation, the law enforcers recovered grenades, explosive substances and firearms. Briefing reporters after the operation, CTTC Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam said one pistol was found in the hand of Afif Quaderi, son of Tanvir Quaderi who was killed during an operation in another militant den in Azimpur of the city earlier.
He said a total of 19 grenades, grenade-making substances, three pistols, including one recovered on Saturday when two women surrendered to the law enforcers, and several bullets were recovered from the den..
Afif’s body was supposed to be sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday night for postmortem. Besides, a case will be filed with Dakkhinkhan Police Station under the Anti-terrorism Act, Monirul said. Afif Quaderi and a woman militant were killed and a minor girl was injured during a police raid codenamed ‘Operation Ripple 24’ on the militant den on Saturday.
Besides, two other women — Jebunnahar Shila, wife of ex-army Major Zahid, who was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with law enforcers at Roopnagar in the capital on September 2 last, and Trishna, wife of absconding JMB leader Musa — along with two children surrendered to police.