Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested 29 youths over allegation of ‘homosexuality’ from Keraniganj district.
Almost all of the detainees are around 20 years of age and most of them are students.
Several types of drugs and sexual stimulation materials were recovered from their possession, say RAB.
Jahangir Hossain Matobbor, commanding officer of RAB-10, said that the youth were detained at around 3:00am when they gathered at a community centre in Atibazar area of Keraniganj.
The owner of the community centre has also been arrested, said the RAB official.
“During the primary interrogation, the arrestees have admitted to their involvement in homosexual activities,” the RAB official added.
Locals have long been complaining about this group of young men who gather at community centers roughly every two months.