The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained 29 young men on suspicion of homosexuality from a community centre in Dhaka's Keraniganj early Friday.
They were all aged around 20.
The elite force claimed that the detainees gathered at the community centre.
RAB said they meet in this place in every two months.
The RAB also claimed to have recovered narcotics, sexually allusive materials from their possessions.
RAB-10 commander Jahangir Hossain told Prothom Alo that the alleged homosexuals were taken to RAB's Keraniganj camp.
He also said the locals were complaining about this group of young people for long.