Bangladesh police arrest Indian terror group top operative

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Dhaka, July 17 (ANI): A top operative of a Indian terror group -Asif Reza Commando Force - has been arrested for trying to expand his network in Dhaka.

"We have arrested ARCF operator Sheikh Obaidullah, who, according to our information, is wanted by the Indian authorities," Deputy Police Commissioner of Detective Branch Monirul Islam said.

Islam said Obaidulah was a resident of West Bengal's Haora district, was trying to expand the network of ARCF, which had claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the American Centre in Kolkata in 2002 and was closely linked to Harkatul Jihad Bangladesh and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Obaidullah was detained from western Shariatpur district "several days ago" but it took them sometime to confirm his identity. (ANI)

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