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Hathazari Madrasa burns hundreds of mobile phones seized from students

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bdnews24.com :
The authorities of the Hifazat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi-run madrasa in Chittagong's Hathazari have seized and destroyed hundreds of mobile phones.
Mufti Jasim Uddin, the superintendent of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, known as Hathazari Barha Madrasa, told bdnews24.com on Monday the resident students are not allowed to use mobile phones.
"We seize mobile phones, especially the ones that play music and videos, from the resident students during admission every year," he said, skirting a query as to whether they have destroyed the phones.
Some students, requesting anonymity, said the authorities seized and burnt two sacks full of around 400 seized handsets on Sunday night.  
A photo, purportedly of Sunday night's incident at the madrasa, shows a pile of phones being burnt.  
One held with 21,500 Yaba pills : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an alleged smuggler along with 21,500 Yaba pills from Moijjertek in the port city on Saturday night.
The arrestee was identified as Asdar Ali, 70, son of Ajgar Ali of Motihar in Rajshahi district.

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