At least 17 youths were arrested in an overnight drive for planning subversive activities in Double Mooring area of Chittagong early Sunday.
Two of the detainees were identified as Advocate Md Ibrahim, 35, and Md Farjat, 23.
On secret information, a group of youths were taking preparations to carry out subversive activities in a saloon at Jhornapur area, police conducted a drive at the place where they were holding a secret meeting.
Police said five to six of the detainees are members of Jamaat-e-Islami, two to three of Hizb-ut Tahrir while the rest are from Ahle Hadith Andolon Banglades.
The detainees would be produced before the court later in the day..