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4 Pakistanis among 7 suspected JMB men held in Dhaka

Update : 07 Nov 2015, 04:50 AM

Detectives have detained seven suspected members including four Pakistanis from the capital for their alleged involvement in the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

The seven were arrested from the capital's Airport area on Friday evening, police said.

The arrested locals were Babul Khan, Forman and Shahid while the Pakistanis were Idris Ali, Shakil, Khalilur Rahman and Iqbal.

Police also recovered some Jihadi books and CDs and four Pakistani passports, seven cell phones and Pakistani Rs 26,841 from their possession, said DB Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam at a press briefing at the media centre of DMP.

According to the DB boss, after the JMB was broken into many groups they were trying to build themselves and these arrested group was seemed to be one of such groups.

The four Pakistanis were involved in fake currencies’ business in this country and they financed their huge portion of money in spreading terrorism activities in the land, said the police official. 

He said they were suspecting that the arrested were active members of JMB and they gathered to make their future plan and rebuild their network.

He said they were yet to find out if the group or anybody of them were involved in recent attacks or murders.

Asking about the validity of their passports, he said they had valid passports and according to their passports they visited the country frequently. Usually tourists did not make such frequent visits.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court granted three days of remand for arrested, rejecting the bail pleas filed by their lawyers.

The detainees were shown arrested in a case filed with anti-terrorism act.

The CMM court judge Emdadul Haque passed the order on Saturday afternoon after the investigating officer Inspector Mainul Islma produced them before the court with a seven day remand plea.

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