Police on Tuesday detained as many as 49 suspected members of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in Chattogram.
Officers said the suspects were detained from a hotel in Terry Bazar of Chattogram metropolitan area around 1:00am, reports UNB.
"The detainees are being questioned on their links with the banned outfits, at the Kotwali police station,” Muzahidul Islam, assistant commissioner of Kotwali zone, said.
A leader of the metropolitan unit of BNP, on condition of anonymity, said, “Some current and former leaders of Tery Bazar Traders’ Association are among the detainees.”
Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said that some people were detained during a drive but refused to give further details.
Meanwhile, Jamaat leaders of the port city remained unavailable for a comment on the detention of the suspected activists.