Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from Muktagachha upazila in Mymensingh.
The arrestees have been identified as Md Kawsar Ahmed alias Milon (30), son of Abdul Majid of Bokchar village in Muktagacha upazila, and Zahid Mostafa (20), son of Mostafa Mofazzal Haque Shariful of Chandimondo village.
Acting on a tip-off, sources said, a team of ATU conducted a drive in the Kalibari Mosque area of Chechua Bazar in Muktagachha upazila on Thursday night and nabbed the duo.
Two mobile phones, four SIM cards and seven books on extremism were seized from the possession of the accused, the ATU said in a release.
Screenshots of 34-page Facebook and Messenger chats about their organisation's extremist activities have been found stored in their mobile phones, according to ATU.
The duo were selling books on extremism to ABT members across the country, using multiple fake Facebook IDs.
A case has been filed against the two at Muktagachha police station, said the release