- Raids come after a spate of fatal attacks targeting liberal and secular voices
- Government blames Islamic fundamentalist groups for the attacks
Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN)Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested nearly 150 suspected militants and more than 11,000 others as part of a crackdown on extremism after a wave of brutal killings.
'Killers brought to book'
Government 'has no clue'
"It shows that the government has no clue as to who is doing these killings or else the number would not be as big as it is now," Ahmed told CNN. "The second thing is, they want to catch the world's attention as there has been quite a lot of criticism on an international level."
He believes it's likely that some of the arrested will resort to paying police bribes to get out of their detainment.
"The prison doesn't have that space. I don't think they have the legal mechanisms, or they are overly saturated. That itself will be a human rights violation of its own kind."