The Anti-terrorism unit (ATU) of Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected member of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam from Bochaganj Thana of Dinajpur district.
The arrestee was identified as Md Ashiq Islam, 19, son of Babul Haque of Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon district. He is a first year student of a local degree college.
According to a media release of Police Headquarters, tipped off, an ATU team arrested him after conducting a drive in Setabganj area of Pirganj upazila on Tuesday noon.
During the drive, an android mobile phone set with two SIM cards was seized from his possession.
The Facebook ID used in the extremist activities was found logged in on his mobile phone after the seizure.
The arrestee is a follower of Mufti Jasim Uddin Rahmani. He used to spread religious extremism by liking, commenting and sharing various extremist Facebook pages and posts of extremist ideologies, said the release.
A case has been file against the arrestee, the release added.