Staff Correspondent: Militants who were cordoned off in a hideout at Mazar road in the capital's Mirpur did not surrender yet.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is waiting for their surrender as it is believed to be two children inside the den.
Law enforcers are continuously trying to contact to one of the militants named Abdullah and urging him to surrender accompanied by her associates.
Mufti Mahmud Khan, Director (legal and media) of RAB, said on Tuesday afternoon, "Law enforcers are talking to Abdullah. He agreed to surrender with his cohorts. But he is taking time. Gas, power and water lines have been disconnected so that they surrendered within a short time. RAB will get them more time if it is needed."
In reply to a query by risingbd, he said, "There might be two children inside the hideout. Militants are trying to take privileges over the issue. Infact, we also are giving them time to rescue the children unhurt."
Earlier, RAB Director General (DG) Benazir Ahmed said militant Abdullah along with his two wives, two children, and his two other associates is staying inside the den. There is also a huge amount of acid-patrol inside the hideout. We aim to end the operation without any bloodshed.
65 people including women and children were rescued from other 23 flats of the building. The rescued include 26 men, 24 women and 15 children.
It may be mentioned that RAB, suspecting a militant hideout, cordoned off a six-storey building on Southern part of the intellectual graveyard in Mirpur early Tuesday.
risingbd/Dhaka/September 05, 2017/Maksud/A K Azad