Vol. 5 Num 561 Sat. December 24, 2005  
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Rab releases Olama Dal Bhola chief

Chief of local Olama Dal, held by the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early Thursday, was released in the evening the same day.

A Rab team caught Mufti Abu Noman Mohammad Shafiullah, president of district unit. Olama Dal, from his Dakkhin Dighaldi residence at about 3:00am and took him to Barisal Rab camp.

The members of the elite force also rummaged through his house but nothing objectionable was found.

Shafiullah, also chairman of Dakkhin Dighaldi Union Parishad under the Sadar upazila, was released as allegations brought against him, including that of terrorism, were not proved after interrogation, Rab sources said.

Local people gave the Olama Dal leader a rousing reception as he returned to his area yesterday morning.