Swechchhasebak League leader, 3 others held with firearms in Sylhet

The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested four people, including a leader of Swechchhasebak League, with firearms from a house at Mirza Jangal in the city on Wednesday night.

The arrestees were identified as Pijush Kanti, a vice-president of Swechchhasebak League’s district unit, Bappa Pal and Mintu Roy. The identity of the other man could not be known immediately.

Tipped-off, a team of Rab-9 conducted a drive in the area and arrested them. A revolver, two bullets and a huge amount of contraband Yaba pills were seized from them, said a source at Rab headquarters.

Pijush was wanted in several cases, said Rab. Besides, he was wanted in a case filed over carrying out an attack on an expatriate at Zindabazar in the city on August 6.