Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime
সন্ত্রাসদমন ও আন্তঃজাতীয় অপরাধ
Insignia of CTTC
Insignia of CTTC
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 16, 2005; 18 years ago (2005)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionBangladesh
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters36 Minto Road, Ramna 1217, Dhaka
Agency executive
  • Md. Asaduzzaman, Additional Commissioner
Parent agencyDhaka Metropolitan Police

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime - CTTC is a specialized branch of Bangladesh Police formed to tackle terrorism and transnational crime. Deputy Inspector General Md. Asaduzzaman bpm (bar) is the chief of the branch.[1][2][3]


Bangladesh Police recommended the formation of a special unit, called Police Bureau of Counter-Terrorism, in August 2011 to the Home ministry. In September 2013, the Home Ministry sent it to the Ministry of Public Administration. A rise in terror attacks in 2015 increased demand for the unit. On 16 February 2016 Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police was formed with 600 personnel.[4] In March 2017 it carried out a raid in Sitakunda, Chittagong leading to the death of two militants.[5] It provided support to Operation Twilight by 1st Para-Commando Battalion of Bangladesh Army on 25 March 2017.[6]


CTTC has Seven Divisions.

Special Action Group

The SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) is another elite tactical unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police which was established on 28 February 2009. SWAT is operated under the Special Action Group of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

CT-Cyber Crime Investigation

The CT-Cyber Crime Investigation, former Cyber Security & Crime Division, popularly known as the Cyber Crime Unit, is a branch of Bangladesh Police which is operated under the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. The main function of this division is to prevent, patrol, detect and investigate cyber-terrorism and cyber-crime in Dhaka.


  1. ^ "6 Killed, 50 Injured In Twin Blasts In Bangladesh's Sylhet. Anti-Terror Operation Under Way". NDTV. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Ansar al Islam: Change of tactics in recruitment". The Daily Star. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Asaduzzaman made CTTC chief". Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  4. ^ "DMP sets up counter terror unit". The Daily Star. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Suicide bomber blows himself up at Bangladesh army camp". The Tribune. India. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Assault on Sylhet den underway". The Financial Express. Dhaka. Retrieved 27 March 2017.