Dewan Sabuj, Ishwardi (Pabna): Eight youths were arrested at 11pm (May 22) last night on charges of misconduct and death threats against members of the army in charge of security at the Rooppur nuclear power plant in KPI-affiliated Pabna. During this time 4 motorcycles were also seized.
All the detainees are residents of Charruppur village in Ishwardi. At around 12pm, an army warrant officer handed over the detainees to the Rooppur police outpost. SI Atiqul Islam, in-charge of Rooppur outpost, confirmed the matter.
The detainees are Rimon Hossain, 20, son of Imran Ali of Char Rooppur village, Shaon Hasan, 22, son of Dulal Hossain, Asif Hossain, 20, son of Alal, Monwar Hossain, 21, son of Riton Hossain, Shant, 20, son of Mohammad Mithun and Nurul Islam. Son Fazle Rabib (20), Siraj’s son Bappi (21), Siraj’s son Munna Hossain (20). Apart from motorcycles, 6 mobile phones have also been seized from them.
According to the charges against the detainees, the civilians, who were detained on unlicensed and undocumented motorbikes, entered the Army’s Watch Tower-6 river bank area of the Rooppur nuclear power project under construction. The young men got into an argument when people from the army’s intelligence service asked for their identities and asked them to leave. It is alleged that at one stage the youths took the brick kiln and threatened to kill them. At this stage, the army members detained them on the instructions of the higher authorities. They were later handed over to Rooppur police outpost.