Jessore police yesterday disclosed a list of 11 missing militants from the district including the six, and also unveiled a poster with their photos and related information.
The six, hailing from Puran Kosba Kadamtola area of Jessore town, are Abdu Aziz's sons Tanjeeb alias Ashraful and Tanjeer Ahmed; daughters Masuma Akter and Maksuda Khatun; Masuma's husband Nazmul Hassan; and Maksuda's husband Shakir Ahmed.
Police say the six and four other members of the outlawed group from Jessore who surrendered to the police recently, were trained by Hafez Ali of College Road in Dhaka's Ashkona Dakkhinkhan area.
Another trainer is identified as Musabbir alias Prakash alias Tonmoy from Dhaka's Uttara.
The three others on the list are GM Nazimuddin alias Noksha Azim of Monirampur upazila, Mohiuddin of Chachra Berbari and Mehedi Hassan alias Zim alias Hussain of Sharsha area.
The houses of Tanjeeb and Hares had been used as training centres, Superintendent of Police Anisur Rahman told reporters yesterday.
“We are very serious about the sensitive issues. We have conducted raids six to seven times to catch each of the militants,” Anisur said.
Jessore police earlier pasted posters on the walls giving photos, names and addresses of five suspected militants who were missing. Of them, one youth returned home the following day with his newly-wed wife. Police also did not found his involvement in militant activities.
Moreover, another militant named by Jessore police on the missing list, Kazi Fazle Rabbi, was killed in a raid by the police in Narayanganj along with Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the mastermind behind the Gulshan terror attack, on August 27.
The SP said that they would keep updating the list.
'Public prosecutors favoured them'
Talking to reporters, SP Anisur expressed frustration saying that Tanjeeb, who had been arrested on September 20 last year, was given bail in May this year as the public prosecutor concerned did not protest the bail plea.
Tanjeer and Masuma were also arrested by the police, but they secured bail – thanks to the public prosecutors.
“We have seen the copy of the bail orders where the judges mentioned that the bails were granted as the public prosecutors did not oppose the pleas. On the other hand, the principal of Jessore City College issued a testimony for Tanjeeb,” the SP said.
“The government highups have been informed about these militants,” Anisur added.