Three cases were filed against the arrestees under- the Arms Control Act, Explosive Substances Act, and Anti-Terrorism Act
Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested four members of New JMB, an ultra-radical offshoot of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), from Chandihara area of Shibganj upazila in Bogra early Saturday.
The arrestees were identified as Tanvir Ahmed alias Abu Ibrahim, 25, a student of Institute of the Information Technology at Jahangirnagar University and member of New JMB IT branch; Jakaria Jamil, 31, a student of Darul Uloom Deoband Madrasa in India and chief of New JMB media branch; Atikur Rahman, 28, a student of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at North South University; and Abu Sayed, 32, an active member of the militant group.
Confirming the matter at a press briefing at the office of Bogra Superintendent of Police on Saturday afternoon, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rajshahi Range Abdul Baten said acting on a tip-off a team of detective branch (DB) of police conducted a drive in Chandihara area at around 1:45am on Saturday while the militants gathered there to hold a meeting and arrested the four members from there. Among the arrestees, Abu Sayed was preparing to join the war in the Middle East.
Members of Detective Branch (DB) have also seized one pistol, a magazine with two rounds of bullets, a shooter gun, three Burmese knives, a machete, one kg of explosives, red tapes, four batteries and some wire from their possession, DIG Abdul Baten said.
Three cases were filed against the arrestees under- the Arms Control Act, Explosive Substances Act, and Anti-Terrorism Act.
The arrestees will be produced before court with a 10-day remand prayer, DIG Abdul Baten added at the press briefing.