36 held including Jamaat activists in Dinajpur
Observer Online Desk
Police arrested 36 persons including three activists of Jamaat-E-Islami, three drug traders, and recovered 164 bottles of Phensidyl, 800 liters of locally made liquor and 18,000 pieces of cow fattening tablets from 10 upazilas of the district.
Sources with the district police said in special drives from Thursday night to this morning, they were picked up from different areas of the district.
Police said, during the drives, Dinajpur Sadar police arrested eight persons including three drug traders with 800 liters of locally made liquor and 50 bottles of Phensidyl, Khansama one, Birganj four, Kaharole three, police four, Birampur police arrested two accused, Phulbari police four, Parbatipur police two, Chilerbandhar police six including three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Ghoraghat police arrested two accused.
Meanwhile, Hakimpur Thana police in a drive recovered 114 bottles of contraband Phensidyl syrup and 18,000 pieces of cow fattening tablets from the upazila.
Several cases, including charges of subversive activities, are pending with different police stations against the arrested persons, the sources added.
The arrested people were sent to jail.