Faisal Mostafa, head of a Manchester
-based charity Green Crescent and its general secretary Saifuddin Badal were
arrested yesterday by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from Vogra area at Sadar
upazila in Gazipur.
Additional Director General of
RAB Colonel Rezanur Rahman told reporters at a press briefing at the RAB
headquarters that both Faisal and Saifuddin are in custody.
Acting on a tip off, a team of
RAB intelligence wing and another team of RAB-8 jointly conducted a drive in
the area at about 4:00am and picked up the two who had been on the run since
huge militancy materials and weaponry were seized in a raid on the
madrasa-cum-orphanage in the coastal district of Bhola.
Col Rezanur, however, said they
have not yet found any information about the involvement of the two persons in
The UK's Charity Commission has
formally suspended Dr Faisal as a trustee and will later consider his permanent