April 6th, 2009 in Breaking News, Charity Watch

Charity chief held in arms probe
BBC NEWS | South Asia | Charity chief held in arms probe

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Charity chief held in arms probe.

Security forces in Bangladesh have arrested the head of a UK-based charity who had been sought after weapons were found at a school it funded.

Officials said Dr Faisal Mostafa, who runs the Manchester-based Green Crescent, was arrested with a local aide on Monday.

Security officials raided the Islamic school, or madrassa, last month in the southern district of Bhola.

A large cache of weapons and bomb making equipment was found, police say.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Charity chief held in arms probe