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Police in Bangladesh say they have arrested the head of a banned Islamist group that is accused of trying to destabilize the South Asian nation.
Mohiuddin Ahmed was detained early Tuesday during a raid on his home in the capital, Dhaka. Ahmed, a university professor, is the head of Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
The group is seeking to establish an Islamic nation and claims to be peaceful. But critics say Hizb-ut-Tahrir supports militancy.
Bangladesh banned the group in October 2009.
Officials say Ahmed is accused of trying to reorganize Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
Amir Khasru, VOA correspondent from Dhaka, has more on this.