Man arrested for threatening to bomb Australian mission in Dhaka

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Dhaka [Bangladesh]: Bangladesh Police have arrested a person for threatening to blow up the Australian High Commission in Dhaka in an email if it refused to pay an extortion amount of Taka 500,000.

Towsif Hossain Simanto, 28, who is a freelance photographer from Tangail, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police.

“A CTTC team conducted a drive at Dhaka’s Banasree area on Thursday evening and arrested Simanto from his home,” the Dhaka Tribune quoted Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman, as saying.

He added that a laptop, router and a mobile phone were seized by the police during the drive.

Rahman further said that Simanto had admitted to sending the email during his interrogation.

Simanto had confessed that he had sent the email to trap someone named Nurul Huq Munna, from whom he took Taka 180, 000 few days back on promising him to arrange an Australian visa. Munna was pressurising him to give back his money as he could not arrange the visa for him. (ANI)