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4 JMB men remanded for 4 days in Bogra

  • Published at 11:06 pm November 25th, 2019
File photo: Police officials along with the arrested members of JMB in Bogra on Sunday, November 24, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

A few others managed to escape

Court approved a four-day remand for each of the four arrested members of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Bogra, including its northern region head. 

Police also recovered various modern arms and ammunitions from their hideout.

Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bogra district, Asma Mahmud gave this order at the end of the hearing on Sunday evening. They did not reveal any information about the arms and ammunitions despite questioning them from Sunday night till yesterday afternoon.

The arrestees were identified as Md Ataur Rahman alias Harun alias Arafat, 34, head of JMB’s northern region of Rangpur, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Nahid alias Morchal, 42, of Naogaon, Md Jahurul Islam alias Siddique, 27, of Gaibandha, and Mizanur Rahman, 24, of Bogra.

Bogra police Superintendent Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan, in a press briefing, said: “The police headquarters and the Detective Branch (DB) of Bogra district jointly conducted the drive, and arrested them from the Pakurtala bus stand area of Shibganj upazila in the district. Police arrested them at around 1am on Sunday after receiving information about a secret meeting. A few others managed to escape.”

Firoz Sharker, Superintendent of DB police, has filed separate cases against them at the Shibganj police station under the Arms Act. 

Police sought a ten-day remand for each detainee in order to determine the source of the arms and ammunitions, to get an idea about their plans, and to learn who else was with them. The court approved a four-day remand for each of them. Though they have not spoken yet, police hope to get information from them in the next three days of the remand.