Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained three suspected active members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) with bomb-making materials from a house at Bilshahar village in Rajshahi’s Tanore upazila.
Acting on a tip-off that JMB members gathered there secretly to plan subversive activities, a RAB 5 team conducted a drive and arrested the trio in the early hours of Sunday.
They are Sahebjan Ali, 35, Abul Kalam Azad, 28, and Jahangir Alam alias Alam, 28.
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RAB 5 Commander Mahbubur Rahman briefs the media while presenting the seized explosives and bomb-making materials on Sunday, February 18, 2018 | Dhaka Tribune
At a press briefing later in the day, RAB 5 Commander Mahbubur Rahman said they seized 500 grams of gunpowder, electric wires, crude shrapnel and a number of raw materials used to make bombs, along with jihadi literature, during their raid at Sahebjan’s house.
He said the arrestees were later taken to RAB 5 headquarters and being interrogated.
They would be handed over to Tanore police station after the questioning. A case under the Anti Terrorism Act would also be started against them, Mahbubur added.