6 Bangladeshi nationals charged for involvement in terrorist-related activities

SINGAPORE - Six Bangladeshi nationals have been charged in court for providing, collecting and possessing property in relation to terrorism.

They were among a group of eight Bangladeshi nationals who were detained under the Internal Security Act in April this year, said the authorities in a statement on Friday (May 27).

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) launched an investigation on April 8 after receiving information on several radicalised Bangladeshi nationals who were involved in terrorism financing activities.

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The six people are the first to be prosecuted under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act (TSOFA).

Of these six, two will also be charged for possession of property for terrorist purposes under the same Act.

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