A total of 315 extremists from seven districts of Sirajganj, Pabna, Tangail, Rajbari, Meherpur, Kushtia and Bogura surrendered before the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Ullapara in Sirajganj on Sunday morning to return to normal life.
They – surrendered with 216 weapons on one occasion in the presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal – are members of the Purba Banglar Communist Party (Red Flag), Purba Banglar Sarbahara Party (MBRM) and Purba Banglar Sarbahara Party (Janjudda).
The home minister said those who surrendered to RAB with weapons and returned to normal life would be rehabilitated and the cases against them would be reviewed. The government will make them skilled workforce through its training scheme.
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