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Dhaka Tribune

Police arrest 6 Jamaat activists from Jessore

  • Case filed under Explosives Act
  • Sent to jail
Update : 19 Sep 2023, 06:51 PM

Police on Monday arrested six activists of Jamaat-e-Islami from what law enforcers referred to as a “secret meeting to plan sabotage” in Jessore’s Sharsha upazila.

The arrestees are Maulana Habibur Rahman, 50, former secretary of Sharsha upazila unit of Jamaat; Ahmed Ali, 50, Abdus Salam, 50, Noor Islam, 38, Mohsin Ali, 28, and Moslem Ali, 55.

Acting on a tip off, police conducted a drive at the house of one Ahmed Ali in Shyamlagasi village of the upazila around 7:30pm on Monday and detained them, said Akiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sharsha police station.

However, several managed to flee the scene, added the OC.

During the drive, the law enforcers recovered four cocktails, sticks, iron rods and bricks from the detainees’ possession.

Later, a case was filed with Sharsha police station under the Explosives Act, accusing 25 to 30 unidentified persons.

The detainees were later sent to jail through court.

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