Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Police arrested 16 people, including four Pakistani nationals, along with eight bombs and 12.9 million Indian Rupees.
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.
Apart from eight bombs and the Indian currencies, several passports were recovered from the arrestees’ possession, Mashiur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner, said.
A Bangladeshi eye specialist was among the arrestees, said a DB official.
He also reportedly 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.
BBN/SSR/AD-30Mar13-2:24 pm (BST)