Dhaka: Bangladesh said on Wednesday that Pakistan-based banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is active in the country but law enforcement agencies have tracked down their network and kept them under "security vigil".
"We have already brought the LeT operatives under security vigil... with the cooperation of people," Bangladesh home minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir told reporters after attending a function of police detective school at Rajarbagh Police Lines.
He added, "It is the moral and legal obligation of the government to uproot them totally".
The minister's comment came as Bangladesh witnessed massive street violence during the past one month over the 1971 war crimes trial which convicted fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami stalwarts for carrying out atrocities and siding with Pakistani troops.
Law enforcement agencies had earlier said LeT and several other extreme right-wing militant groups were still active in Bangladesh while they used Bangladesh territory mainly for transit to neighbouring India for years together until 2006 but began to gradually lose their strength amid stringent security clampdown.