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3 suspected JMB men held with explosives in Rajshahi

  • Published at 02:06 am February 19th, 2018
3 suspected JMB men held with explosives in Rajshahi
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. [caption id="attachment_247721" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RAB 5 Commander Mahbubur Rahman briefs the media while presenting the seized explosives and bomb-making materials on Sunday, February 18, 2018 | Dhaka Tribune[/caption] 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.