The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Friday detained five people, including Kalabagan Krira Chakra President Safiqul Alam Firoz, and recovered a pistol and yaba from the club’s office, reports UNB.
The four others – Hafizul Islam, Harun, Anwar and Lition Mia – are office staff, RAB-2 Commanding Officer Ashik Billah told the media.
They were detained around 1pm when they came out of the office for offering Jum’a prayers. Rab personnel asked them some questions and took them away in a car.
Firoz is a former member of Krishak League’s central committee.
During the raid, Rab said they recovered coins used in gambling, 572 packets of cards, a foreign-made pistol, bullets and yellow-coloured yaba pills.
The men will be accused in cases under the narcotics and arms acts, the Rab officer said.
“We had information that illegal activities were conducted at the club office for a long time,” the CO said.
On Wednesday, Rab arrested Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan from Gulshan for reportedly running an illegal casino.
On Friday, Jubo League’s central leader GK Shamim was arrested from Niketan with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money.